Green Holiday Tips
November 27, 2011 (WLS) -- November 28 is "Cyber Monday," the day for a lot of online shopping for holiday gifts. But The Nature Conservancy is declaring that day "Green Gift Monday" to encourage everyone to choose "green" gifts that are good for the planet.
Leslee Spraggins, The Nature Conservancy's state director, joined us in our ABC7 studio to talk about the annual Green Gift Monday campaign and environmentally-friendly holiday options.
1. Gift-wrapping alternatives
- Use old maps
- Use old calendars with pretty pages
2. E-cards are more "green" than regular cards
3. Turn regular cards from last year into gift tags
4. Choose LED lights
5. Buy a tree
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- New trees are quickly replanted for each one cut down
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