Green/environmentally-friendly Christmas gift ideas

Environmentally friendly christmas giftsChristmas is supposed to be a time of peace and togetherness. But all too often, greed, haste and superficiality are the hallmarks of the season.

Would you buy a gift if you knew it was made in a sweatshop or by slave labour? Or something made by a company that is clearcutting forests, poisoning  our water or causing climate change? What about a gift that could hurt your loved one’s health and happiness?  There are plenty of gifts that do all of the above, but disguised by deceptive marketing, shiny packaging and greenwash.

Ideas for a green Christmas:

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Author: Green Ottawa

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