And from Random.org.. the winner is Lauren M. who said…
“I hate giving my nieces more shiny, brand new “stuff” that is pretty meaningless. So I’ve decided to put together a dress-up box for them. I’ve been collecting second hand costumes, masks, hats, wigs, anything that could be good for playing “dress up”. I’ll find a basket or box at a second hand store or on Freecycle. Hopefully they will like it… but it could just be another weird gift from the crazy aunt!”
- Love it, Lauren! Please email me at talk at ecochick dot ca so that I can send your book!
Soon, very soon, the Hallowe’en decorations will be down and the Christmas decorations will be going up (if they aren’t up already). And oh, the woe: While Christmas is magical and wonderful for everyone, it’s not so happy for the planet. christmas is notoriously eco-hostile: From the use of wrapping paper that usually isn’t recycled, to the overconsumption that’s one of the hallmarks of Christmas, it’s so tough to get through the holidays with your Green conscience intact. What’s an ecochick to do?
Here’s step 1 to your green cred salvation: A great book called Green Christmas: How to Have a Joyous, Eco-Friendly Holiday Season, by Jennifer Basye Sander, Peter Sander and Anne Basye. The stocking-stuffer sized book has fantastic ideas for green gift-giving, holiday card alternatives, ecofriendly holiday decorations and more. Inside, you’ll learn how to:
- Choose which is better – a real tree or a fake tree?
- Learn easy ways to turn your Christmas into true Family time, rather than Shopping time;
- Great ideas for eco-friendly celebrations;
- Ideas for green gift giving
And much, much more. This book is little but it packs a huge wallop of ideas!
Interested in a copy? ecochick has one to give away! Simply post in the comments below by Wednesday, November 5 and tell me what you’re doing to make your Christmases greener. The giveaway will be drawn by Random.Org and posted here after the 5th, so be sure to check back and see if you’re getting a copy of Green Christmas.
Don’t like your odds? Then you can purchase a copy of Green Christmas at Amazon.ca or at Chapters. Enjoy and good luck!