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12 Alternative Gift Ideas for a Sustainable Holiday Season

A Christmas story we should tell more often, but don’t:

The Story of Stuff

It may not feature a spectacled 9-year old on a mission to get the Red Ryder BB gun, but this short film will also teach you something, make you laugh, and change the way you look at all the stuff in your life, forever.

Gather your loved ones and watch this fast-paced and fact-filled look at the underside of our consumption patterns. (storyofstuff.org)

3 tips for making this holiday season more meaningful to you and gentler on the planet:

  1. Give the gift of new experiences
  2. Embrace the value of a good DIY
  3. Go paperless and plastic-free

Some alternative gift ideas for:

The Foodie

Food tour of your city

Lower your carbon footprint by staying local.

(Check out FoodTourFinder)

Subscription to a digital food magazine

Viewing stunning culinary creations and articles on the latest food trends doesn’t have to involve tree-cutting! (Check out these e-zine recommendations curated by Say Daily, Vanity Fair, and Huffington Post)


The Happy Camper

DIY bug-repellent

With the help of this guide and some essential oils, you can create a toxin-free formula to protect against a variety of pesky bugs.

Upcycled gear

There are many great companies offering durable, leather-free equipment made from recycles materials!


The Artisan

Pottery workshop

Get their creative juices flowing while making one-of-a-kind dishware that can be reused over and over again!

Cooking class in their favorite cuisine

Using whole ingredients rather than pre-packaged meals prevents waste from entering landfills.

Gingerbread-Sugar-Scrub-Cubes


The Beauty Guru

‘Green spa’ treatment

Relax knowing that your patronage is supporting efforts to conserve resources and minimize chemicalpollution

Homemade body scrub

The microbeads in commercial beauty products are wreaking havoc on our oceans. Whip up some festive Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Cubes and pack them in a reusable jar instead!


The Animal Lover

Adopt a wild animal

There are more than 32 different wild animals you can adopt, from manatees to lynxes!

Trip to an animal sanctuary

Spend a day with rescued animals and treat your friend or family member to a delicious vegan meal!


The Coffee/Tea Drinker

Subscription to a fair trade, organic coffee club

There are many wonderful businesses dedicated to making sure their products are not only sustainably, but ethically-sourced.

Travel mug

Your favorite coffee/tea addict can drink in style with one of GOOD Magazine’s 8 Innovative & Reusable Mugs

 

Cheers to a mindful, healthy, and happy holiday season!

Sustainability Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Emory University seeks applications for the Sustainability Distinguished Teach Fellowship, a two-year postdoctoral position beginning in August, 2016. The university is looking for a strong scholar of applied behavioral social science with experience in engaged learning. This postdoc offers a supportive teaching and research position for career development at one of the leading institutions of sustainability in higher education.

To download the full description click here.

Application Deadline: Application review begins early February, open until the position is filled.
Submit applications to Dr. Peggy Barlett, Search Chair at sustfellowsearch@emory.edu

Director of Conference and Events, AASHE (Philadelphia, PA)

The Director of Conference & Events provides managerial oversight and direction for the coordination and planning of the AASHE Annual Conference & Expo as well as logistical support for other meetings including workshops, retreats and other events. Specific duties include site visit planning, pre and onsite registration management, scheduling, vendor management, room management, budgeting, contract negotiation, Request for Proposal management, site research, and hotel negotiation.

AASHE’s Annual Conference is a multi-faceted event that brings together more than 2,300 attendees to participate in pre and post conference workshops and tours plus two days of educational sessions with more than 900 presenters, an exhibit hall with more than 90 exhibitors and 150 volunteers.

Apply Online

Director of Conference and Events, AASHE (Philadelphia, PA)

The Director of Conference & Events provides managerial oversight and direction for the coordination and planning of the AASHE Annual Conference & Expo as well as logistical support for other meetings including workshops, retreats and other events. Specific duties include site visit planning, pre and onsite registration management, scheduling, vendor management, room management, budgeting, contract negotiation, Request for Proposal management, site research, and hotel negotiation. AASHE’s Annual Conference is a multi-faceted event that brings together more than 2,300 attendees to participate in pre and post conference workshops and tours plus two days of educational sessions with more than 900 presenters, an exhibit hall with more than 90 exhibitors and 150 volunteers.

Learn more and apply.
 Application deadline: open until filled

Sustainability and Communications Coordinator, University of Maryland, (College Park, MD)

This position supports the Assistant Director for External Communications and Sustainability Initiatives in implementing and managing sustainable transportation programs as well as communications and marketing projects. The ideal candidate will have experience with sustainability, Transportation Demand Management and the implementation of marketing and social media strategies to encourage commuter behavior change, to include metrics and reporting both internally and externally.

This position is the lead project manager for several different customer facing initiatives and must be able to demonstrate initiative, strong decision making abilities and impeccable customer service. The position supports the University’s goal of reducing the number of employees, students and visitors driving alone to campus, reducing traffic congestion and parking demand while improving the quality of the campus environment. This position will focus on increasing the use of sustainable transportation on campus through efficient and effective programs, marketing and customer service.

Application Deadline: November 25th, 2015
Apply Online
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