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Have Yourself A Green Holiday Season

Celebrate the holiday season without going broke. Reuse, reduce and recycle. Shop at resale stores and patronize local businesses.

If you are, once again, feeling pressured to spend yourself into financial oblivion this holiday season, you are not alone, and while the economy appears to be recovering for some, for many, this holiday season will bear a striking resemblance to last years, with many still out of work and with limited funds.

 Here are a few ideas for spreading holiday cheer while living green.

  Many people are fed up with the commercialization and the suspicion that they’re being stalked by the gods of consumerism whose goal it is to separate you from your purse as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

 Here are some gift-giving and celebration ideas to help you live green and save.

 From Live Green 4 Less:

 www.livegreen4less.com

Here’s the best-kept secret in town. Many brand new items still in boxes. A goldmine of savings to be found at these and other resale shops:

“ Shop at Goodwill Resale Stores. Salvation Army Resale. Habitat For Humanity “

 http://www.habitat.org/

http://www.goodwill.org/

http://www.thethriftshopper.com/city/Naperville/IL/1.htm

 From eartheasy.com:

 http://eartheasy.com/give_sustainchristmas.htm

“ Buy less..Buy local.regifting is OK.celebrate nature “

 From The Daily Green:

http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/green-gifts

“ Green gifts for every occasion. Recycle your wrapping paper and ribbons “

 Celebrate this holiday season by supporting local businesses and resale stores. Let’s work together to restore some sanity to holiday gift giving and reducing waste and spending.

 Reuse, reduce and recycle. That’s our motto and an idea, which has caught fire.

Living green is both practical and economical, plus it’s the right thing to do.

Visit us at www.livegreen4less.com and facebook: Live Green 4 Less

 

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