Issue #95
December 2, 2013

Is Boycotting Black Friday the Answer?

There is something so perverse about a stampede of people climbing over one another in a race for a cheap TV... especially in the same 24 hour period in which they’ve broken bread (presumably peacefully) with their families and given thanks for all they have. How is it that we can go from calmly clinking glasses and happily catching up over pumpkin pie to shoving through crowds in search of the best deal no matter the cost? ... Read More

5 Eco Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

Some of the clearest memories as a child were during the Holidays - eying the presents as they piled up slowly, carefully examining each one, imagining what might be inside (and in my case, guessing which were for me, my father liked to keep us on our toes). It wasn't until I grew older that I started noticing the leftover paper when everyone had unwrapped their gifts. It seems more a waste every year, to produce this paper which will be used but once, then discarded. The following five options ... Read More

Santa's Carbon Footprint [Infographic]

We all know that with the end of December quickly approaching that Santa is busy getting everything set for his worldwide tour. The boots he has to fill sure can leave a large footprint behind, so we ... Read More
Issue #95
December 2, 2013