10 tips for planning a green holiday party

December 21, 2016 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

store-greeneryThe holidays can be associated with excess. Each year, Canadians increase their waste by 45 percent between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That is almost half a million tonnes of holiday waste going into the landfills each year. With a few simple actions, we can reduce our holiday footprint and enjoy the season more by knowing we are celebrating sustainably.

Whether it is for a small intimate gathering at your home or a large soiree with your workplace, there are many simple ways that your holiday event can be greener than ever. Here are ten tips for planning your green holiday party:

  1. Decorate with nature

Keeping things simple can have great visual impact when it comes to holiday décor: evergreen boughs, cedar wreaths, pinecone centerpieces, or birch bark and dogwood urns are all examples of beautiful décor that can be used to accent your event space, all winter long. The great news is that all of these decorations biodegrade at the end of the season.

Read 10 tips for planning a green holiday party by Karen Halley at GreenUP.

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