This makes a great gift for members of your family or friends who live on a fixed or low income. It helps them save money and benefits the environment at the same time. Look around their houses to see which items they might be able to use.
A poll taken by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities shows that people want to make their homes more energy efficient but fear the cost.
Therefore, some things to include in a green gifts bag could be: * large containers for storing bulk purchases * a permanent coffee filter * green cleaning supplies * recipes for money-saving green cleaners * battery-charger and a set of rechargeable batteries * energy saving light bulbs * solar lights * motion sensor lights * reusable bags * LED nightlight * faucet aerators * tire gauge * clothes line or drying rack.
Helen is co-author of the free e-book Green Philanthropy For Families: 160 Simple Earth Honoring Gifts, Actions, Activities and Projects.
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