Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Holiday Giving

Many companies have the tradition of giving holiday gifts to their clients and/or employees. A lot of this ends up being food…and most of it unhealthy. Here are some ideas for more sustainable gifts – better for the environment and the belly, too.

  • Charitable donations in honor of the gift recipient

  • Locally grown produce or other locally made products

  • Things that people can use either at the office or at home: canvas shopping bags, reusable drink containers, compact fluorescent lightbulbs

  • Green energy donations – buy wind power offsets for a week, a month, or even a year

  • Gifts that require no packaging
If you can think of others, please share!

Also check out these websites for ideas for both corporate and personal gift-giving ideas:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if creating a green gift-giving policy (including proof of how much carbon/waste/whatever is saved) would qualify as a LEED innovation credit?? Maybe that's just wishful thinking.

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