Your Brooklyn Home: Have an Eco-Friendly Holiday!

Yes, it’s time for the Holidays again, which means it’s time to decorate your Brooklyn home. If you’re big on recycling, use eco-friendly products and try to keep your carbon footprint on a low scale, you may be trying to figure out how you can make your Holidays a blast without stepping away from your ideals.

Here are a few tips to help you get your Brooklyn home decorated in eco-friendly style!

Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday:

  1. Instead of buying wrapping paper, buy decorative wooden boxes, tin boxes, cloth bags or other eco-friendly packaging to hold your presents. You can get any of these with Holiday themes, most won’t get thrown away for years and, when they finally do fall apart, they’re biodegradable.
  1. If you do use wrapping paper, save the paper and reuse it next year: recycling at its best!
  1. Buy a real tree instead of a fake one and find an organization to plant one in its place. Once Christmas is over, you can have the Christmas tree recycled into wood chips, mulch and other wood products.
  1. Try buying your gifts from an eco-friendly store. Online or offline, these businesses offer gifts made from recycled, reused or all natural materials.
  1. Create fantastic holiday decorations with reusable materials from around the house. There are tons of decoration ideas around the Net, so you’ll be able to find some ideas that use things you already have lying around.
  1. Send an e-card instead of a regular Holiday card, or buy Holiday cards made from recycled materials.
  1. If you want lights, use LEDs (low-energy lights). Not only do they use less power, but also if one light goes out, the rest stay lit.

With a little bit of thought and ingenuity, your Brooklyn home can be as bright and cheerful as you’ve always wanted without worrying about the impact on the environment. Have a Happy (and eco-friendly) Holiday!

If you’re looking for a green home to hang your eco-friendly wreaths in, I can help. Call me Charles D’Alessandro at 718 253-9600 or email me at [email protected] for more information.

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