As the season kicks into high gear, here are a few ways to make your holiday cheer a little greener.
Choose a truly green Christmas tree. Real trees make your home smell heavenly and they give back to the environment. After the holiday, most communities collect and recycle real trees for mulch or other environmental projects. (Or recycle your tree yourself.)
Give experiences from the heart. Making and sharing memories (instead of merchandise) is a delightful, soul-soothing experience.
Decorate with Nature. Take the kids outside to gather natural materials (pine cones, branches, etc.) for Earth-friendly decorations that celebrate your local season. Then you can compost or recycle them when the holidays are over.