green gift giving is about leaving a littler environmental footprint in a season where it's easy to get excessive. there are many ways to use your time and purchasing power to be environmentally and socially conscious.
many local companies have built green into the way they operate, and simple joys - making things from scratch, spending together time at home and outdoors, and less stress about ‘getting it done’ leave us open to a joyous rejuvenating holiday time.
it's fun to have a secret Santa where everyone in the group picks a name from a hat. it means one special person to focus on, and one great gift to source!
vintage: quality vintage clothes last forever and it’s not hard to find something unique. if you have someone in your family with a penchant for retro, a gift from Model Citizens would be a great fit. also check out
food & drink
locally-made goods can often mean a littler footprint. so think NL made when you're thinking green gift ideas!
lots of great things are made right here - like the gorgeous skincare and cleaning produts at Tval, where your happy recipient can refill or return their container. other times it’s made by you!
supporting local goes a long way. check 'NL made' in the categories of buy, eat or experience (to the left on laptop, below on mobile), or search Made in NL in the top search bar to find lots of options!
playlist - mix tape/cd
it’s always nice to receive a playlist/mix tape/CD, a personalized playlist of music, selected just for you. looking for some inspo? we've curated a playlist of local artists you'll love. (make sure the artist is compensated for their work!)
decanted diluted vinegar is a super practical gift…and a perfect option for those looking to avoid chemical cleaning products. hot tip - Jones Soda bottles are the right size and shape for many recycled plastic cleaner sprays. curious about cleaning with vinegar? check out Mary Dut of Together we Shine give a tutorial on how to use vinegar as a cleaner on G2G Inside Scoop.
time well spent
a very nice thing is to give the gift of time spent together. take your bff to a concert, horseback ride, or on a trip!
why not check out the local theatre scene? there's so much going on and there's definitely something for everyone. don't know where to start? head over to our theatre hub, 10 000 Seats, to find out what's on the go.
the gift of giving
give communication - Read Our Lips is a social enterprise that teaches lip reading skills. this is the perfect gift to help someone you know with hearing loss feel connected, especially at holiday time with can lend to many triggering or difficult situations. Learn more about how to gift Read Our Lips here.
giving someone ‘the gift of giving’ is a great way to share holiday spirit… supporting a local organization in their name is a way to give, give, and give and benefit everyone! check out the Choices for Youth Home for the Holidays campaign, or seach 'accepts donations' in the main search bar on g2g!
Guide to the Good
this article was originally published on thegreenrock.ca ~ Live Sustainably NL as written by Chloe Edbrooke. this 2019 version is updated with new links and info.
forage with Ross Larkin & Celeste Mah
less than a year after Ross earned the title of Top Chef Canada, Celeste won Best Pastry Chef 2019 from Canada's 100 Best
introducing the guide to the good!
the time has come! thegreenrock.ca is thrilled to let you know that your guide to the good is live and launching!
three easy words ~ think local first
Ottawa newspaper, the PEN, discusses what living local means to them