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Say Happy Holidays to the Earth and Your Neighbors

Posted on November 28, 2011 by ari

Holidays can be a lot brighter when we give without hurting the earth (with excess packaging, plastic junk, planned-to-be-obsolete electronics, etc.), and when we’re conscious of where we’re sending our money. If you buy a cookie-cutter gift that everyone else is getting from a big box store where workers are being exploited and money is being funneled into the pockets of CEOs, it’s just a little less warm-and-fuzzy than when you support a hard-working local business owner who’s providing handmade, eco-friendly gifts.

Here are some links to peruse, if you too are trying to make your holidays greener and more ethical:
How to Buy Local for the Holidays
Shift Your Shopping
Independent We Stand
Inhabitots
ishopindie.com
Etsy

If you’re in Ithaca, be sure to check out:
Local First Ithaca

Related posts:

  1. ‘Tis the Season for Sharing and Bartering
  2. DIY Holidays
  3. Video: Intro to New Earth Living
  4. Rev Billy on Fox Business Happy Hour
  5. Happy Thanksgiving with Love

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  1. ‘Tis the Season for Sharing and Bartering | Shirari Industries
    December 4th, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    [...] Ari’s recent blog post Say Happy Holidays to the Earth and Your Neighbors, she pointed out some great ways to get gifts while supporting your local [...]

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