Hanukkah is a holiday with inherent lessons in sustainability, most notably in the story about one day's worth of oil lasting eight days. The products in this feature will help you celebrate and decorate in keeping with those lessons.
Read more about how sustainability is at the heart of Hanukkah, or browse on to find sustainable Hanukkah dreidels, decorations, candles and more.
Sustainable Wood Dreidel
"Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of ... sustainable wood?" Yes, 3RLiving's dreidel is made from sustainable wood, so you can feel good with every spin.
Recycled Hanukkah Cards
What better way to say Happy Hanukkah than with a stylish 3-D card made of recycled paper? Purchase them individually or in box sets of eight from 3RLiving.
Beeswax Hanukkah candles
Celebrate the Festival of Lights this year with 100% beeswax, hand dipped, Hanukkah candles from The Jewish Museum. These natural candles are paraffin and toxin free, so they require no petroleum products, and will burn slowly with little smoke or odor. Now that's bright!
Smart Glass Hanukkah Ornament
This elegant Smart Glass Jewelry ornament is handcrafted by artist Kathleen Plate and available from 3RLiving. Plate makes these recycled glass ornaments out of blue and white bottles to resemble Israel's flag. In a full circle of green gifting, even the box is recycled.
Fair Trade Divine Chocolate Coins
Play dreidel with fair trade chocolate gelt from Divine Chocolate. Part of the Farmer Kuapa Kokoo cooperative, the farmers for Divine Chocolate have a say in company decisions and a right to all profits.
Steel Pipe Menorah
Who knew repurposed pipe stock could make an innovative object of worship? Assembled by hand, the piece creates a new use for material that otherwise would go to waste. The Steel Pipe 'Man-orah' from designers Josh Korwin and Alyssa Zukas is available at Notshlock.
Let your kids get creative with fun, festive Hanukkah crayons made from 100% recycled materials. Available at The Jewish Museum, each set includes 6 shaped crayons: a menorah, dreidel, Star of David, Torah, Shofar and Ten Commandments.
Felt Hanukkah Gift Bag
Rather than waste paper and ribbons on disposable wrapping paper, bestow gifts in this Felt Hanukkah Gift Bag from The Jewish Museum.
Hanukkah Flower Bouquet
The Hanukkah Bouquet from Organic Style is the perfect gift for your holiday host or hostess. To represent the blue and white Israeli flag, the vibrant arrangement is composed of certified Veriflora sustainable Iris and Oriental Lilies.
Glass Flexus Menorah
The Glass Flexus Menorah's versatility brings reuse to a new level. Available at The Jewish Museum, the glass pieces move independently to serve as individual candleholders all year long. Over Hanukkah, the pieces can join together to make a full menorah.