Sustainable Holidays: Green Ideas, Lesson Plan, Safe Toys, and More.


eartheasy.comEartheasy: Sustainable Living‘s December Newsletter is full of ideas for a eco-friendly holiday season with the family, including the following:

Christmas Bird Count
Join over 50,000 people across North America in this annual tradition to take a ‘citizen census’ of migrating birds. Or you can create your own count as a way of getting outdoors and learning more about your local wildlife.

How to have a ‘green’ Christmas
Christmas does not have to be a burden on the environment. With a little effort and imagination, we can reduce the environmental impact of the holiday season.

Tips for sustainable giving
Gift-giving does not always have to come at a cost to the environment. Some of the most memorable and personal gifts cannot be found at the mall. Here are some ideas for low-impact giving.

All I want for Christmas are some lead free toys
It’s not just imported toys that carry harmful chemicals, but brand-name, U.S.-manufactured ones too. One organization is helping shoppers identify non-toxic toys.

Free energy lesson plans & activities
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offers 350 downloadable lessons and activities on energy efficiency and renewable energy, organized by grade level and topic.

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