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Tips for making a 'green' holiday from the world's largest scientific society
Date:12/18/2008

Move over, white Christmas, and make way for a "green" holiday. Here are a few tips that can make your holidays more environmentally friendly, courtesy of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society, and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. The Institute works to foster the discovery and design of chemical products and processes that eliminate generation and use of hazardous substances. To reduce your own personal carbon footprint and nudge society a little further toward sustainability:

  • RECYCLE Instead of buying everything new during the holidays, try recycling a few things like paper, ribbons, tags, bags and even used batteries. If your community offers a program to turn used Christmas trees into mulch or wood chips, use it.

  • REUSE Rather than buying brand new wrapping paper, make your own using old newspapers, maps, or children's artwork. Collect and reuse old bags and boxes. If you buy a live Christmas tree, plant it when the holidays are over. Try to buy only trees grown with sustainable forest practices.

  • REPURPOSE Those old shopping bags can make colorful and roomy gift bags! Even used newspaper comics can double as unusual wrapping paper. Be creative!

  • RETHINK Consider buying organic, locally-produced foods as well as locally-made gifts to avoid energy consumption associated with shipping. Instead of mailing greetings, send E-cards. And don't leave outdoor holiday lights on all night.

Here's to a cleaner, greener Holiday Season and 2009 from the 160,000 members of the ACS! For more information about green chemistry, please visit www.acs.org/greenchemistry .


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