The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling down (even if you’re living in sunny Los Angeles), and the holiday season is officially right around the corner. While this may be the most wonderful time of the year, you’ve probably noticed that the environment tends to take a hit during the holiday season. In fact, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, Americans throw away 25% more trash—1 million extra tons of garbage per week—than any other time of year.
Does that mean you should be less celebratory? Of course not. There are ways you can celebrate while still cutting down on waste. To help you get started, I, along with other top sustainability experts from across the country, shared some of our best tips and tricks with Redfin. Check out what we had to say so you can be more sustainable at home and reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season.
How to Be More Sustainable at Home this Holiday Season