Green Tip: Giving Better Holiday Gifts
Did you know the volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? UVA Sustainability’s December Green Tip offers ideas for having a greener holiday season.
This holiday season, consider fun alternatives to purchasing new items that could end up in the landfill. Experiential gifts such as a trip to a museum or concert or even homemade items like jams or knitted hats are great alternative gifts. Want to give a gift that keeps on giving? Consider donating to charities on behalf of others or ask others to donate to your favorite charity in lieu of presents.
For ore facts about waste during the holidays, click here.