Friday, January 2, 2009

Day 255 of our Green Year: Green Birthday Gifts

255 days down, 110 days to go. We are rounding the bend and coming in on the home stretch of Our Green Year, but there is still a long way to go.

Today, with some birthdays coming up for friends and family, Layla and I are making the commitment to go green with the birthday presents we buy for our friends and family. Back on my birthday, Layla made me a green present of a flower pot for my birthday, and now we are extending that beyond ourselves. We gave green gifts for Christmas, and we are going to give green gifts for birthdays.

Green birthday gifts can be a variety of different things. It can be a homemade scrapbook using materials from the house. It can be something made from recycled materials, or it can be something that actually helps the environment, like planting a tree. It can also be something like cleaning someone's house for them in a green way, cutting their lawn or just making them a nice green dinner.

Green gifts are a great idea for birthdays, and it is a philosophy we will be putting forward to all our friend's birthdays.

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