The term “eco-friendly” and “going green” have been used over and over for different products, TV shows and practices. Over use of the term could lead to the danger of having its meaning lost. By understanding the true sense of the word and what it means to be eco-friendly, you can implement these practices that will lead to healthier living and a healthier lifestyle.
Primavera Residences, the first multi-awarded eco-friendly property in Mindanao, has been actively sharing basic eco-friendly tips that, for sure, will help us lead a sustainable lifestyle. And since it’s the season for giving gifts, we have compiled below a number of the best eco-friendly tips in which gift wrappers to use, eco-friendly presents to give, to ensure a guilt-free conscience in terms of eco-friendly issues. You might want to consider these tips in giving back to what nature has given us.
Eco-friendly tip #57: Plant a tree with a child
“Take a walk in the woods, or plant trees which store CO2. Teaching our children to love and care for the planet is the most important thing we can do to ensure the future of human kind.”
Trees are essential to life and are the ground troops in making up an environmental frontline. Consider this the most eco-friendly gift you want to impart your kids as they grow. Since we couldn’t get away with the apparent typhoons our country is experiencing, it is best to teach our kids how to better the future. Our existing forests and the trees we plant work in tandem to make a better world.
Eco-friendly tip #51: Share your mug
“If your office provides disposable cups for beverages, eliminate for them by bringing in extra glasses and mugs from home. Post a note in the lunch/break room requesting that your co-workers do the same. Keep the mugs in the lunch room for anyone to use.”
Having your own coffee mug is way better than using the paper or Styrofoam cups. Toting your own could already help the environment by not adding to the styro and plastic piles we have in our landfills. For birthdays and for holidays, share the joy by giving reusable mugs as holiday gifts to your colleagues.
Eco-friendly tip #39: Buy local
“Consider the amount of pollution created to get your food from the farm to your table. Whenever possible, buy from local farmers or farmers’ market, supporting your local economy and reducing the amount of greenhouse gas created when products are flown or trucked in.”
Since it’s time to buy groceries in bulk, might as well spend it with our local markets. Aside from its affordability, you might have given them the Christmas gift they have always wanted.
Eco-friendly tip #69: Wrap creatively
“You can reuse gift bags, bows and event paper, but you can also make something unique by using old maps, cloth, magazines or even newspapers. Flip a paper grocery bag inside out and give your child stamps of markers to create their own wrapping paper that’s eco-friendly and extra special to the recipient.”
This is the best time to be conscious about wrapping our gifts. Since most of our gift wrappers end up in landfills, why not make use of your old papers to at least lessen the garbage piles we give our mother nature.
Eco-friendly tip #67 and 48: Consider buying a laptop and recycle old cellphones
Young generation nowadays found enjoyment in technology and gadgets. In this Christmas season, why not give your old cellphones to your staff or house helpers. They surely will appreciate it.
Planning to give a gift to your children? Why not give them laptops instead of a desktop computers, aside from its convenience, laptops saves 90% energy than desktop computers.
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