Everything about the holiday season is magical. But, when you get caught up in the magic of the holidays it is hard to comprehend the negative impact that the holiday season has on our planet. According to Stanford University, Americans throw away 25% more trash from Thanksgiving to New Years, equating to 25 million tons of garbage.
Stanford states: "If every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we’d save 50,000 cubic yards of paper."
While I know we cannot do everything, we can do something. Instead of sending one less card this year, opt to create and send your holiday cards through Paper Culture. Paper Culture uses post-consumer waste and wood alternatives to create your holiday cards. Further, Paper Culture plants a tree with every order that you can dedicate to someone or something. The act of planting a tree offsets their carbon footprint and positively impacts our planet Earth.
Make a difference!
Teach your kids about the positive impact they can make
on our planet this holiday season!
Love, ILA + Family