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Tired of the annual holiday shopping scramble for stuff nobody needs?
Here's the perfect alternative that's convenient, meaningful and
socially beneficial: water-friendly gifts.
"Celebrate the holidays using waste-reducing practices and giving 'green'
gifts that can help keep our waters blue," says Sue Jones, Watershed
Management Coordinator with the Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds.
"Consumption is highest during the winter holidays, a good time to focus
on simplifying and saving money, reducing consumption and educating
people about all the energy impacts," says Rebecca Grossberg, Environmental
Action Teams (EnAct) program manager for Madison Environmental Group.
"Green holidays are part of setting an example and living an environmentally
responsible lifestyle." The EnAct program brings neighbors together to support
each other in taking practical steps to reduce their environmental footprint.
Green holidays are creative and affordable. They celebrate the natural world,
reduce waste, conserve energy and water, and encourage environmental awareness.
The Dane County Office of Lakes and Watersheds offers the following water-friendly gift ideas:
An extensive list of other green gift ideas and information on EnAct teams are available at www.enactwi.org.
The Yahara Waterways Water Trail Guide is a great resource for exploring our area waters.