Enjoying your favorite traditions shouldn’t come at earth’s expense – but that also doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your festive spirit in the name of sustainability. From garland to gift wrap, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite eco-friendly DIYS so you can stress less about your holiday footprint and spend more time enjoying the season.
The Thanksgiving spread, your in-law’s gifts, making your red eye – there are probably a million things on your mind this holiday season, the least of which is traveling sustainably. However, travel is responsible for a startling 8% of the world’s carbon emissions. Various activities contribute to tourism's carbon footprint, from plane flights and boat rides to souvenirs and lodging. While visiting your family in the mid-west might not be the vacation of your dreams, there is still a carbon footprint associated with it and exacerbated during this time of year. Here are our tips for more responsible travel – whether it be Christmas plans or the summer vacay still in the works.
Be the host with the most (sustainable practices that is). If the only green associated with your holidays is green beans, we’ve got some suggestions for you. This year, make your soiree sustainable and single-use safe with our ultimate guide to happy hosting.
Struggling to find a perfect gift for everyone on your list? Consider this your cheat sheet. For the practical, the trendsetters, the earth-conscious, the décor-driven, no matter the person or personality, a NOTES® candle makes the perfect holiday, birthday, occasion, or anytime gift. Now the hard part: choosing a scent.