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I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas, Part 1

Posted by Josie | November 29th, 2007 | Filed under Positive Change, Sustainability, Who We Are



1. Wrap your gifts in reusable cloth grocery bags instead of wrapping paper.
2. Rent a Living Christmas Tree.
3. Copy the tree at Rockafeller Center and use LED Christmas lights.
4. Adopt an acre of a Costa Rican rain forest for a gift.
5. Offset your holiday travel by purchasing Green Tags, or give Green Tags as a gift for loved ones coming to see you for the holidays.

4 Responses to “I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas, Part 1”

  • November 30, 2007 at 12:35 pm | Mover Mike says

    What Is NAU?…

    The question “Are you an environmentalist or CEO?” comes at a funny time. For the past few weeks I’ve been seeing the word NAU around the net and in print. Yesterday, I found Josh Spear’s …

  • December 10, 2007 at 8:57 am | Matt says

    Great message. Just wanted to say that you guys are doing great work! Keep it up!

  • December 11, 2007 at 12:03 pm | chay says

    I like the idea. I would suggest putting on the bag what you do wish to see. A message like, “Please start using cloth bags!” This may appear like a nonessential point but consider this, that the mind translates images into reality. By taking it a step further, and stating what you do want..this is more impressive. It impresses the positive outcomes you wish upon others. As opposed to resisting what you dont want..which brings up some negativity against all the plastic bag people, competition for their usage etc, and quite frankly perpetuates things.

    Perhaps this is the road less traveled. But it is highly effective.

  • December 11, 2007 at 12:25 pm | Josie says

    I couldn’t agree more. Do you think “start using cloth bags!” is as perpetuating as the alternate message? Are we less, more or equally as likely to respond to the positive mssage than the negative one?

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