December 17, 2015
We’re mixing it up with today’s eco-friendly gifts. A little of this, a little of that, a lot of Greener Giving. Hopefully you find something that will be appreciated!
For a Vegan
There are a number of reasons not to consume animal products. One: You love animals and don’t want to think of them being eaten or treated cruelly. Two: The livestock industry is a huge polluter, especially factory farming in the US. Three: Although the health benefits of a full-on vegan diet are uncertain, eating more fruit and vegetables and less processed food is definitely good for you. So even if you aren’t a vegan, these tasty recipes can help you balance your diet.
The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon is highly rated and filled with more than one hundred different recipes. Anyone, no matter the culinary experience, can cook apps, entrees, snacks and staples, and get that so-called Vegan Glow. Makes a great gift for someone who’s been talking about going vegan or vegetarian for their New Years Resolution.
For the Tree Huggers
Trees symbolize so many things. They can be used to celebrate new life, young love or growing friendship. Christmas trees need not dominate the holidays! The Arbor Foundation has a great variety of regional trees that make great gifts. Order a variety of 25 baby trees or 50 seedlings and have personalized gifts for the whole family!
For the Suit in the Family
Buying ties for your favorite professional never fails. These stylish and sustainable Sonic Neckties are made from recycled cassette tapes (your parents will know what those are) right here in the U.S. of A..
Photo Credit: Sonic Neckties, Flickr/ccharmon, Flickr/Sigfrid Lundberg