I’m sure that lots of wrapping and holiday preparations are happening this weekend.  When you are getting your boxes and bows together, consider these facts that were shared in our campus’ Green News sustainability newsletter:

> Americans throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years than any other time of the year…about 1 million extra tons per week.

> If every American family wrapped just three presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

> If we reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet.

This year as you are showering your love upon family and friends, remember Mother Nature by being eco-friendly in your gift-giving.  

Consciously ho ho hold back on your waste this season with these tips.

— beth triplett


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