And if you want to bag the whole holiday card ritual and send an e-card, here are several sites that can help: the Red Cross, Care, Heifer International or Accion International.
If you know other e-card sites, please leave them in the comments.
Thanks to So What Can I Do for the links in this post.
According to Revolve, it takes over 100 years for a plastic bag to decompose in a landfill.
Things you can do today to stop using so many plastic bags:
1. only buying a couple of things? CARRY THEM IN YOUR HANDS
2. keep a stash of bags in your car so that whenever you decide to shop you can use your own bags.
3. put your produce directly into the grocery cart.
4. count how many bags come into your life in one week – then try to reduce the number every week.
5. recycle your plastic bags! only 5% of plastic bags get recycled in the US
One-of-a-kind pieces of branch & driftwood furniture made from sustainably-harvested wood. Found as driftwood on beaches or newly trimmed branches finished with non-toxic finishes and stains.
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Treeflights.com is a new website that just launched with the great slogan “you fly – we plant”. How perfect! The TreeFlights people give airline passengers the chance to have one tree planted …kind of a more organic form of carbon offseting. You can even select your species preference from Alder, Ash, Beech, Birch Cherry, Oak, Poplar, Willow.
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Whenever people replace their old phones with AT&T, Verizon, or T-Mobile new cell phones, a lot of phones get thrown away, causing harm to the environment. However, there is a safer alternative: recycling cell phones.
Recycle your cellphone resources:
Electronic Industries Alliance Consumer Education Initiative http://www.eiae.org/whatsnew/news.cfm?ID=100
Happy Hollow Park Zoo, San Jose, CA – all funds raised go to the Orangutan Conservancy http://www.hhpz.org/cons/action/cell.php
SanDiego Zoo – http://www.sandiegozoo.org/news/cell_phone_recycling.html
Charitable Recycling Program http://www.charitablerecycling.com/
Wireless Recycling http://www.wirelessrecycling.com/