Mainstream Green in the News: Ways to be Environmentally Friendly over the Holidays

The holidays can be brighter for our planet if people make greener choices in gifts, wrapping, eating and drinking while enjoying their traditions! Having less waste, of energy, food, or materials, can have a beneficial impact.

"Our organization's goal is to encourage people to make very easy lifestyle changes that in aggregate will go a long way in saving our environment," says Steve Williams. "Like everybody's vote counts? Everybody's efforts count."

In this video news story which appeared on Spectrum News, Mainstream Green's Steven Williams and  Dana Johnston  talk about a variety of ways people can help the planet when they celebrate the holidays.. Click on the image to open a new window with the video.

Spooked by Waste? Repurpose your Pumpkins!

Halloween pumpkin in costume with big pumpkin next to her

Of the nearly 2 billion pounds of pumpkin grown in the United States in 2014, some 1.3 billion pounds were thrown into solid waste trash instead of being eaten or composted, according to the US Department of Energy.
Mainstream Green’s got resourceful ideas about what you can to do with your unpainted pumpkins after Halloween: Cook ‘em, Compost ‘em, or throw into woodsy areas for wildlife to consume. Download a pdf of recipes here!