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BMC Moms' Great Ideas: Green Holiday by Burlingame Mothers'

by Burlingame Mothers', posted to Home

At a time of year with lots of celebration and excesses, it's nice to think about how we can give back to the earth. The amount of waste we produce increases nearly 25% during the holidays. Here are some great ideas for a green holiday - on everything from green wrapping to eco friendly party ideas... More »

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Artisan built wooden Christmas trees that are beautiful, simple and...more

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Sustainable, eco-alternative Christmas trees that are a great option for holiday and seasonal celebrations.

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Eco-Friendly Christmas Tree Options | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

Q: Are there any good eco-friendly options for a Christmas tree? We...more

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This is a question on Re-Nest and there are some great eco-friendly responses for those that want an eco-friendly Christmas "tree".

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Gift Idea: Crunch a Color

For less than the cost of a pizza, you can completely change the...more

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green from the inside out -- makes it fun to eat your greens and made with recycled paper and non-toxic inks

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Healthy Hip Mom | Stylish Green Gifting

Raw Materials Designs Giftbag filled with your homemade goodness....more

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A homemade gift is heartfelt, but you can add a little chic with "wrap" that doubles as a gift.

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Not only does the planet-friendly fabric bag store much easier than a...more

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These reusable fabric bags come in different sizes and designs, and are pretty affordable - they're about the same price as throwaway gift bags.

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Energy-saving Christmas lights -

Eco-friendly, low-energy ideas for holiday lights, from solar string...more

Hours of sparkle for a fraction of the energy. Check out these great ideas for low energy holidays lights. Info on where to purchase, etc.

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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees -

Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle,...more

I always thought that an artificial tree would be better for the environment. This may not be the case. Check out this post for a great read on the pros and cons of Real vs. Artificial trees.

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Outdoor Plug-In Timers

Use an outdoor light timer to make sure the lights only go on when you want them on. Helps make sure you hard work is on when it gets dark, and automatically turned off at bedtime!

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Green Gift Wrapping

Question: Have you used any of these green ideas for holiday gift...more

Check here to see who has tried these great ideas.

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Green Holiday Tips from Sierra Club

Green holiday tips and gift ideas from Sierra Club for Valentine's...more

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There are some great (and practical) green holiday tips on this list from Sierra Club including feasting on organic & locally grown food, making your own wrapping paper & recycling your Christmas tree.

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