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This holiday season, with a little help from our member organizations, you can spread cheer without creating tonnes of waste. 

Giftwrap and shopping bags alone generate 545,000 tonnes of waste in Canada. Stay off the giftwrapping naughty list and still wrap up your holiday in style using tips from GreenUP and EcoSuperior

Oakvillegreen suggests a unique environmentally friendly gift that will benefit future generations: a native tree to be planted in spring. 

Green Action Centre offers advice on surviving the holiday season in a sustainable way, as well as providing sustainable gift ideas. 

Many of our member organizations, including Green CalgaryEcoSuperiorEnvironment NetworkGreenUP, and Rideau Environmental Action League, have shops where you can pick up a variety of unique, ethically and locally sourced products. Be sure to support them and other local retailers this season. 

And for those hard to buy for folks, consider making a donation in their name to a favourite environmental charity.

Click here to read the full GCNews December edition.