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Published on December 18th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

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last-minute green gift ideas!

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If you are struggling with last minute gift ideas, why not give someone the gift of sustainability? Gifting family and friends attractive, sustainable goodies will  by provide them with reusable items and encourage them to make their lives greener everyday!

Clever and gift-able items include everything from reusable bamboo utensil holders, coffee tumblers or travel mugs, reusable glass containers for to-go lunches (this is what my boss it getting!), or great reusable shopping bags. All of these are gifts that keep on giving! From Groovy Green Livin, why not give the gift of a plastic-free holiday and everyday? Check out their link for horrific statistics about plastic bags. Just a few of her examples:

  • Over 1 trillion plastic bags are used and discarded every year worldwide.
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, only 1% of plastic bags are recycled worldwide; the rest are left to live on indefinitely in landfills (or worse, in the environment).

photo from ecobags.com

image from wanderlustandlipstick.com

These items are just a few examples of how you can spread holiday cheer- and green living ideas- among your friends and family during the holiday season!



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About the Author

Vegetarian chef, educator, blogger, and yogi based on the gathering isle of Oahu, and the Marketing Manager for Oroeco. Follow her foodie adventures at Vibrant Wellness Journal, Vibrant Wellness Education, Green Living Ideas and Green UPGRADER. Find more from Andrea on Facebook, , Instagram and Twitter.



  • http://groovygreenlivin.com/ Lori Popkewitz Alper

    Thanks so much for the shout out and thanks for sharing the information on plastic. I love the reusable bamboo utensil holders-great colors!

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