Rocking Around the Rutabaga and Other Green Ideas for the Holidays

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with These Easy, Environmentally Friendly Tips

Are you dashing through the stores on a mission to buy gifts for your loved ones or preparing for a holiday party? Being kind to the environment this holiday season is easy with these handy tips:

  • Brighten up your table with Ontario potted plants and fresh cut flowers.
  • Use your handheld device to read recipes and sing carols — printing is so yesterday!
  • Buy local by rustling up some local rutabagas and other delicious Ontario food. Just look for the Foodland Ontario Logo.
  • While you›re at it, discover Ontario wines and craft beer to complement any Ontario meal.
  • Find a fir, pick a pine or select a spruce that›s locally grown. Just look for the Ontario Wood tag.
  • Bah hum-bug — can›t get the right gifts? Start new traditions with homemade gifts, re-gifting and donations to local charities.
  • Wrap gifts with recycled paper, cloth and ribbon ties to reduce waste this season!
  • Bring nature indoors with pine cones and evergreen branches.
  • Send festive electronic invitations or emails. Or surprise your guests with a phone call!
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