During the holidays people spend a considerable amount of money creating the ideal celebration for family and friends, are stressed out beyond belief, and they triple their daily work loads (cooking, cleaning, decorating, eating etc.). Whole families often find themselves needing a vacation after the holiday season.
Now with the holidays upon us, we’ve found ourselves encouraged to create a “sustainable holiday” that is affordable, time efficient, easy, and has little impact on our environment.
What is sustainability?
According to the EPA, the definition of “sustainability” is as follows:
Sustainability is based on a simple principle:
Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.
This definition sums it all up in a nutshell. We only have one planet earth in which we live on and rely upon – it is our responsibility to ensure that the planet will remain in a healthy condition for future generations. Over the next two days we will offer affordable and easy ways to have a sustainable holiday, resources for sustainable ideas, and easy recipes.