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Give the Gift of Green

Date: 26-Nov-08

Festive Green Guide © Amy Nancarrow

Every gift you buy represents an investment on money, energy, water and time.

Rather than buying physical items for your loved ones maybe get them a special experience like a massage; make some home made chutney or choc truffles; or give a native tree.

Feeling the squeeze this year? Try community recycling sites freecycle.org.au or scoodi.com to pick up items for free. For as little as $10, a personalised charity donation makes a great gift for the right person (visit oxfamunwrapped.com.au for example).

Gifts look fantastic wrapped in old maps, newspapers, Sunday comics or sheets of music.

For more ideas on green gifts, cards and wrapping to events and holiday gardening download your Festive Season Green Guide at FestiveRecyling.PlanetArk.org

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