Green tips

Festive season tip

As the 2017 festive season approaches, YCAN members have been turning their minds to sustainable gift giving. Kerry: Avoid buying wrapping paper. Who Gives a Crap loo paper wrapping is great for gifts. Also colourful magazines, or brown paper bags – especially for kids who just tear the wrapping apart anyway! Ewan: No wrapping paper required for Oxfam’s Unwrapped gifts. On behalf of your gift recipient, you purchase such things as a goat, a well, a veggie garden to help people lift themselves out of poverty. Kevin: When buying gifts for children, instead of four gifts make it three and give a donation to a cause they can relate to. Adeline: If you can’t get around gift giving, gift cards for services, eg massages, a dinner, etc. are a good option.