Give greener gifts
(NC) Demonstrate your goodwill for others this holiday season with creative, but more responsible gift choices. Choose greener gifts by keeping three guidelines in mind: locally sourced, thoughtfully personal, and smart wrapping.
A simple option is to find something grown or crafted in your area. Local wines, cheeses or seasonal arrangements are always a welcome gift. During the holidays, for example, Canadians can take advantage of wreaths or arrangements made from local evergreens.
For a more personal gift, consider the recipient's interests and hobbies. A great resource is the World Vision Gift Catalogue (online at www.worldvision.ca/gifts). Options include a grove of fruit trees given in the name of a gardener; school supplies on behalf of a teacher or reader; and in the name of a wonderful cook in your life, give chickens to provide a family with eggs. Gifts are locally sourced where possible and help children and families around the world.
Reduce wrapping, or go for recycled and reusable options. Using a colourful cloth shopping bag is not only an environmentally sound option, it provides the wow factor.
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