Green Living Ottawa has some very good suggestions for green gift-giving.
In our home, a couple of young adults offer the gift of time, effort and TLC to prepare our Christmas dinner. I am pretty sure one or two will offer to clean up afterwards. I sure hope so!
Written by Denise Deby.
This is a lovely time of year to slow down, enjoy being with family and friends, and give meaningful gifts. Too often, though, it’s a time when many people find themselves buying too much, trying to accomplish too much and feeling like they can’t cope.
Here are a few suggestions for giving sustainably while giving back:
1. Consider buying your loved one a food-bearing tree (or a gift card for one) from Hidden Harvest Ottawa. Alternatively, you can donate a tree to a community group, such as Ottawa Community Housing, in someone’s name.
2. Buy a South March Highlands 2014 calendar, with beautiful photos of the landscapes, flora and fauna of this special place in Ottawa’s west end.
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