Make One Simple Act part of your holiday celebration
Edmonton... Give a gift that lasts a lifetime by taking an earth-friendly approach to your holiday celebrations. Commit One Simple Act for the environment-holiday style.
The pressures and fast pace of the holiday season can be overwhelming. Celebrations and visiting family and friends can turn this time of year into a time of excess waste production. By following a few simple tips you can enjoy the holidays and give the added gift of a clean planet.
In June, Alberta Environment launched the One Simple Act program, urging Albertans to commit to one lifestyle change that benefits the environment. Now the holiday season is here, Albertans can make a whole new set of greener choices.
Before purchasing supplies for a party or a holiday gift, consider these options.
Choose items that have less packaging, or packaging that can be reused or recycled.
Wrap gifts in newspaper or reusable materials like cloth bags.
Choose reusable plates, cutlery and cloth napkins as greener alternatives to paper or disposable dishes for entertaining.
Give gifts that promote environmental responsibility, such as composters, travel mugs and transit passes.
Use energy efficient lights when you decorate and put them on a timer.
Source: Government of Alberta
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