By Rev. Carol Bodeau
Happy Holiday Season!
As we enter into the season of so many holiday traditions, we at Westside have been thinking a lot about how to be ‘greener’ and more sustainable in our practices (both in our own personal lives, and as a community). In our Sunday service this last weekend, we talked about a number of ideas for making your holidays more earth friendly. So here’s a list of resources you might consider as you head into the holidays. And explore around on the internet—there’s a lot more out there to help us make the holidays more green and healthy for the whole web of life.
• General ‘green holiday ideas”
o Learn.eartheasy.com/guides/how-to-have-a-green-christmas (this one has actual shopping and products, from things like candles, socks, paper, kitchen supplies to wood burning stoves)
• Gifts and General Products:
o If you’re looking for sustainable shoes (to wear or donate) Econosa.com/best-sustainable/shoes/slip-on
o UU General Assembly giftcards at uua.org/ga/registration/gift
o Who Gives A Crap toilet paper us.whogivesacrap.org (donating toilets in developing countries with the proceeds of every sale of sustainably produced TP)
o Grove Collaborative. Sustainable products responsibly packaged and shipped. https://www.grove.co/
• Dark Sky projects:
• Unsubscribing from Catalogs