I’ve always enjoyed celebrating Christmas, New Year, birthdays, anniversaries and just about every other holiday in the calendar. While I loved the fact that a festival calls for baking, entertaining, gifting and merry-making, I hated the post-party scene – wasted food, sugary candy wrappers, gifts that I already had or never wanted, plastic gift wraps and so on.
Wanting to be as eco-friendly as possible without ruining the fun for everyone, I craved for a sensible balance. So, imagine my delight, when I received the opportunity to review Celebrate Green! A whole book dedicated to celebrations and holidays that are earth-friendly, green and yet, fun.
Eco Holidays are Easy on the Earth and the Budget
Celebrating in a green and eco fashion doesn’t have to be expensive and time-consuming. In fact, if you just focus on the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and 3Gs – Good for People, Good for the Planet and Good for the Community that Lynn and Corey describe in the initial pages of the book, you’ll be able to save money, time and effort while having an eco-friendly celebration. They also offer some tips on saving money while going green during the holidays in the FAQ section of the book.
Green Holidays and Celebrations for Every Season and Reason
Did you know that you can have a Happy Hallogreen ® ? I didn’t. Even though, I practiced safe Halloween tips for my toddler, I didn’t realize that I could take it one step further until I read Celebrate Green! The book is divided into 4 seasonal sections – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter with holidays in each as well as 1 section dedicated to Year Round Celebrations that includes go green tips for birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, green weddings as well as other non-seasonal celebrations. So, for a Hallogreen®, you have tips on eco-friendly costumes, treats and treasures as well as natural face paint. In addition, you’ll learn how to host a green Halloween party!
The book is chock full of tips for reducing, reusing and recycling what we already have to make the holidays and celebrations truly meaningful. For instance, using Christmas cards to make placemats is such a wonderful and simple idea.
A Resource Guide for Eco Celebrations
Besides offering tons of ideas on going green for the holidays, Celebrate Green! is a wonderful resource guide for finding information and products that can help you to have an earth-friendly celebration. For instance, the section on Christmas gifts gives you a whole list of eco-friendly companies that sell organic, natural toys that are safe for the planet and your child. The same Christmas section will help you look fashionable while being eco-friendly with a list of websites that offer stylish, organic clothes. The Valentine Day chapter will guide you to retailers for local, organic flowers. Moreover, you get information on why a product is considered green and earth-friendly as well. How wonderful!
I truly enjoyed reading the eBook version and though I found the print too tiny for my poor eyes, I just couldn’t stop reading simply because the suggestions and ideas are doable, practical and completely geared towards making every celebration eco-friendly yet enjoyable. You can find out more about the book and get more eco-friendly entertaining and hospitality tips at CelebrateGreen.net or check out the book on Amazon.
Disclaimer: An eBook version of this book was provided to Untrained Housewife for purpose of review.