The holidays are a notoriously wasteful time of year with an estimated 300,000 additional tonnes of garbage created by Canadians between mid November and New Years' Day. With an excess of gift wrap, consumer packaging, and food waste, that's not hard to believe. Here are five ways you can give the gift of green this holiday season.
EcoPreneur, Nature-Lover, Author with Self-Counsel Press
Jill is the Founder and Co-owner of Synergy Enterprises, a westcoast company with a mission to catalyze the green economy. Synergy works with businesses who aim to be exemplary leaders in corporate social sustainability. Her clients have achieved zero waste, carbon neutrality and have won numerous awards for sustainability leadership and innovation. <br> <br> Jill has authored Greening Your Office: Strategies that Work and Greening Your Community: Strategies for Engaged Citizens and has two more titles on the way involving Eco-Tourism and Green Economics. She regularly volunteers to help others start green businesses and jump start new solutions for a more sustainable world.
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