This month’s ambassador challenge embraces the holiday season sparkle – sustainably.
It’s that time of year when we shower our friends and family with tokens of love. This year, let's focus on giving in ways that don’t conflict with our planet-positive ideals. Now is the best time for your values to shine, as it offers an opportunity to introduce loved ones to important social and environmental topics, financially support brands you respect, and steer your community towards Earth-first lifestyles.
But it’s not only what’s in the package, it’s also how it’s wrapped! Americans spend billions of dollars on gift wrap each year. The majority of wrapping paper, ribbons, and gift bags are not recyclable. The glossy finishes or styles adorned with glitter are destined for landfills – areas responsible for the third-largest source of human-caused methane emissions in the US.
So for December, challenge yourself to gift wrap sustainably. Get creative, share ideas, welcome discussions, and take photos to send to us!
In lieu of traditional packaging:
Something from home.
We’re talking tote bags, pillowcases, blankets, towels, cloth napkins, scarves, t-shirts – you name it. This is an especially solid option if you’ll be there when the gift is opened. No need to generate waste, just reclaim that special wrapping accessory afterwards! Bonus, it will definitely be the most memorable piece.