Action of the Month for November
Between Thanksgiving to New Year’s, household waste typically increases by over 25%. This includes food and items used to serve and eat with, gift packaging, decorations, and more.
It’s time to start preparing for the holidays. For this month’s action, look through the list of the six Basic Action categories below and select one to work on this month.
Basic Action Categories--Choose one with some items that are new for you
Gifts of service
We hear about shortages of items for sale or difficulties in finding some products this holiday season. Giving gifts of service bypasses difficult shopping for you and brings smiles to the faces of those to whom you provide your service. Examples of possible services:
Gifts of "stuff"--buy less, buy local, buy "green"
Freeing up space: Find good homes for good items you no longer will use
Some sustainable holiday ideas found here came from Gallatin County’s Reducing Holiday Waste webpage. You can see more there about cards, gifts, wrapping, and recycling Christmas trees and use their ideas as advanced action for November.
Action of the Month
Join our Creation Care’s Action of the Month Program to carry out a monthly task for the earth!
Purpose of the program:
Part of our spiritual calling for personal discipleship at home and work is to care for creation. Because the quantity of actions this implies can seem overwhelming, our Action of the Month Program provides one action to take each month. At the end of the month, you have a new habit. And if you find the basic action is something you already do, or if you find it not appropriate to your situation, or if you simply want to be a high-achiever, you can also find an advanced option to use as your alternative.