If you want to minimize your impact during holidays, here are some tips for you :

Food and Drink
• Buy in bulk! Avoid unnecessary packaging
• Ban plastic bags! Think reusable
• Avoid using disposable dishes when throwing a party
• Buy locally produced
• Compost rather than tossing them in the trash

Gift Ideas
• Avoid buying gifts which rely on disposable parts like batteries
• Look for gifts made from recycled materials
• Think of giving home-made gifts – a home-cooked dinner, an old book, woodwork, free night of babysitting
• Treat your special someone to an “experience gift” – tickets to a concert, sporting event or the theater

• Make gift tags from old greeting cards
• Use brown paper bags or the comic section of your local newspaper for gift wrap
• Buy recycled wrapping paper and insist on Christmas cards printed on recycled material – choose ones that support a charity

• Choose LED lights instead of incandescent bulbs to decorate – they are more expensive but last longer and use 80-90% less energy
• Reduce by using a light timer on tree or house lights to cut energy consumption. Chose candle light over an electric bulb
• Choose decorations that can be reused or make your own decoration with recycled materials
• Buy a living Christmas Tree and replant it after. If not, make sure you recycle your tree through the city Christmas Tree pickup

If you have more tips, please share them in the comment section down below.