Learn More

November 15, 2019

A Series on the Environment from the Question Line Duo

gift box

Gift Wrap
It's part of the gift.

A little something to think about before your weekend holiday shopping.

It's Friday night and the end of the work week for many of you. As you turn your attention to holiday and gift-giving plans, and before you head out to do your shopping, we would like to remind you of something. It's such a "little" thing, but like all of those little things, it adds up. We're talking about gift wrapping.

It would be so easy to buy that pretty and inexpensive roll of foil-laden gift wrap that's right there next to the checkout counter. It's a single-use quick fix. You deserve better than that. The person receiving your gift deserves better than that. The planet deserves better than that!

There are creative, ecologically-minded folks coming up with wonderful gift-wrapping options that will become part of the gift you're giving, rather than just pretty trash. Here are some great websites and articles we've found:

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives

Ditch Paper, Learn How to Gift Wrap with Fabric
[Better Homes and Gardens]

A Guide to Zero Waste Gift Wrapping
[Trash is for Tossers]

sea turtle face

"How about allowing nature — the intelligence inherent in that nature — to join us in equal partnership to give us the input we need to make new decisions and live in a new ways that have a strong, positive impact on our lives and our health, as well as the planet?" — Machaelle Wright, Celebrating the Power of the Individual

The Environment Series | EoP Biodiversity Process