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Old 10-21-2011, 07:14 AM
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Do any of you "go Green" for Christmas?

I've been reading a lot of "go Green" Christmas related stuff, and I was wondering if any of you go green for the holidays. If you do, how do you do so? I've seen a lot of people suggesting artificial Christmas trees and LED lights, but do you know of any other ways?
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I will try to save the gift boxes, tissue paper and gift bags and reuse them.
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I find the "go green" arguments amongst the tree people out there tiresome, Jeanette. I see both sides of the argument but I don't like it being marketed as one being irresponsible over the other.

However, there is a lot about Christmas I think that could be greener. We waste so much, I feel. Especially in terms of foods and such. In my family, we've worked to pull back a little and make our foodstuff go further. We've also worked to use Christmastime as a period of "cleaning out the cupboard" for donation to various causes locally that call for so much help at this time of the year. I suppose that's green in one sense.

Last year we got into the recycled paper for wrapping and such a lot, lot more, too.

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I will try to save the gift boxes, tissue paper and gift bags and reuse them.
I do the same thing! I've had the same Christmas bags for years.
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I find the "go green" arguments amongst the tree people out there tiresome, Jeanette. I see both sides of the argument but I don't like it being marketed as one being irresponsible over the other.

However, there is a lot about Christmas I think that could be greener. We waste so much, I feel. Especially in terms of foods and such. In my family, we've worked to pull back a little and make our foodstuff go further. We've also worked to use Christmastime as a period of "cleaning out the cupboard" for donation to various causes locally that call for so much help at this time of the year. I suppose that's green in one sense.

Last year we got into the recycled paper for wrapping and such a lot, lot more, too.

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Jeff,

That does sound very green. I haven't ever cleaned out my pantry, though I have donated food stuffs. I've recycled wrapping paper, gift bags, and bows multiple times.
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I think the least green thing we do, which I would have a hard time giving up, would be burning wood in our fireplace....
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I only buy wrapping paper that can be recycled - Which means no shiney stuff and I'm fine with that. I stopped using ribbons and bows, but I may try to find paper ones if possible this year.

All of our lights are LED as well.

We also really try to make only as much food as we need (with some leftovers, not piles that might get thrown out after being in the fridge too long).

Christmas doesn't have to be wasteful if people put some thought into how to make it green!
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never been so much of a waster when it comes to paperbags and all that. always have tried to reuse them...I am thinking of getting LED lights for the tree this year......talking about an artifical tree or non-artificial trees is a mute point...because both have its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to being green.

the food we have for christmas is usually fitting...a little more than needed, but that is usually always eaten the day after....oh...and we use no tinsel for the tree
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