The holidays are in full swing and many of you probably have much of your shopping and holiday prep done, but just in case, the Sierra Club has put together this great infographic to help you make your holidays a little greener. We think it’s great and want to share it with you all. Take a look:
Unless you will be out on our Colorado skiing and snowboarding course next week, you probably still have some family gatherings or maybe a New Year’s party to plan? If so, make sure to use metal flatware and real glasses and plates. The disposable stuff is easy, but it is more expensive and wastes resources. Plus, using real plates and glasses is way classier and does more justice to your delicious food and holiday drinks. For cans and glass bottles, make sure to set up a recycling bin for your guests. We do this at Outward Bound gatherings – every little bit counts.
If you are not going to be sailing the Florida Keys with us, and you are traveling over the holidays, try renting a hybrid car. Budget can hook you up with a hybrid through their website. There are several websites that help you find hybrids from a variety of companies including Enterprise and Hertz. Take a look at Rent A Hybrid Car’s site.
If your holiday travels are simply day trips to the in-laws or maybe the local ski area, try carpooling. This will save you gas money and the added stress of having to drive, with only one driver for a whole car-ful of people.
Make a few changes to help out the environment this holiday season. Believe it or not, your efforts do make a difference in the fight to preserve our environment and the natural spaces that Outward Bound uses everyday.
I hope you have a happy, safe and green holiday season!