‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry — eco consciously, of course! At Lincoln, we love feeling festive but we also want to put our best green foot forward, regardless of the time of year. Therefore, we’ve rounded up tips and tricks for curbing waste and celebrating in style.
There are a number of ways to make your gifts eco-friendly. First, source items that are packaged ethically and come from sustainable companies. For example, opt for products from eco-friendly clothing brands instead of selecting items from chain stores in the mall. When it comes to wrapping, choose from one of the many sustainable wrapping papers on the market. Last but not least, take the time to find gifts that your friends and family will truly love. Not only will this eliminate gift waste, but it will put a smile on their face.
Avoid Food Waste
The holidays are often about excess. Bountiful meals decorate tables for hordes of hungry guests. Naturally, there are always a ton of leftovers after the holidays. Instead of tossing extra food in the trash, pack up meals for your guests to take home. Feeling creative? There are a ton of fun ways to convert holiday leftovers into innovative plates.
The season of indulgence is also a time to reflect on how we can make this world a better place. Therefore, donate a day or two to giving back to your community. Homeless shelters and animal rescue centers are always looking for volunteers. If you don’t have the time, consider requesting a donation to one of your favorite philanthropic organizations as a gift.
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