HOLIDAY TIPS FROM THE SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE:
This holiday season, consider giving friends and relatives sustainable gifts.
Some ideas include:
T Reusable bags that can be folded into a small bundle for easy transportation
T Reusable portable metal straws that as an alternative to disposable straws
T Reusable travel mugs and water bottles
T A plant, seed packets or potted herbs
T Organic wine
T Reusable sandwich bags
T A compost bin for your Rye Brook neighbor—buy yours at Village Hall!
T Instead of giving a tangible item, give an “experience”, such as theatre tickets, sports tickets, adventure experiences or other activities
T Donate to a charity in the name of the gift recipient
T A gift certificate to a company that provides imperfect produce (such as produce that does not look appealing or that has a bruise or other blemish) for meal preparation.
Imperfect produce often goes to waste, so by using that produce, waste is reduced.
Some other holiday tips:
T Use paper, non-metallic gift wrap that can be recycled. Or better yet, wrap gifts in old newspaper, paper bags, maps, calendars or re-usable gift bags
T Consider using a real tree, rather than a synthetic one. If you use a tree, it can be placed on your curb on green waste day and it will be composted.