We all love giving appreciation and celebration toward our loved ones, but birthday cards and thank you notes are most likely to be thrown away and are wasteful. So instead of the traditional card, or gift, maybe try a more sustainable option! This could mean making a PowerPoint presentation to give thanks on Mother’s or Father’s Day, an e-card, sending invitations or thank you messages via email or text, and any other creative options you can come up with! This tip will save paper and not let cards stack up in land wastes. So, you can still give thanks to people and celebrate their birthdays while being sustainable and earth friendly!
Americans spend between $7 billion to $8 billion each year on over 6.5 billion greeting cards.
It’s the next generation that will deal with the effects of Climate Change on the Earth so we are thrilled to introduce Maddy Brianas and her Tips! Maddy is an Annapolis teen who is passionate about protecting the environment. Last year she and her sister, Bella (and their parents), participated in our Have a Heart Do Your Part cleanup and then turned around and did a birthday fundraiser to benefit Annapolis Green!