Project Green: Go green for Christmas

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by Mike Whitlow

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 1 at 12:52 AM

(WHAS11) - If you're keeping count, you only have 25 shopping days left until Christmas now that black Friday is over.
Chief Meteorologist Monty Webb tells us about some eco-friendly gift ideas.

Shopping for the holidays can be a stressful time of the year, but Summer Auerbach of Rainbow Blossom says leave the big ticket items alone this year and go green. It's a lot less stressful on you and the planet.

“Try to find eco-friendly or environmentally friendly gifts and you can do that by selecting a gift that can help a person become more environmentally responsible.” Says Summer Auerbach

The Green Gift Fair is Dec. 12th from 12 to 4 pm.  It's a Saturday at our Lexington Rd Market and that features artists, organizations and businesses from all over the city, featuring green, eco friendly, recycled and handmade gifts.

At the gift fair you'll find everything from recycled candles to previously loved sweaters. Instead of throwing them away, the sweaters are turned into scarfs, hats and handbags, giving them new life.

“Another good Christmas idea is reusable water bottles. They are stainless steel.  A lot of people are giving gifts in a re-usable bag, so it's a gift that keeps on giving and it encourages people to be green throughout the year.” Says Summer Auerbach

So what is the most popular green gift this year?

Composters have been really popular this season.  Nothing says merry Christmas like a composter. They have a charcoal filter on the lid so the keep your kitchen from smelling.  Note to the guys if you get your wife a composter make sure you get her some jewelry as well, just a word of advice. Says Summer Auerbach
 

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