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A Holiday Guide to Sustainable Gifts and Projects

Created by Full Circle Earth in collaboration with the Sustainability Office of Endicott College

Many people express interest in using products that help protect our planet and reduce waste. Unfortunately, they often don’t know where to start, thinking that they can’t make a difference or expressing concerns that sustainable items are expensive and hard-to-find.

But EVERYONE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, and that’s why the holidays are a terrific time to give sustainable gifts. This holiday season give a gift that helps save our planet.

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Making Compost Tea

While there is still some discussion about the benefits of compost tea, there are reports of positive results, especially when integrated into an overall organic gardening plan. Used in conjunction with adding organic compost directly to your soil, spraying compost tea onto plants can reduce foliar diseases such as mold and mildew in addition to adding nutrients and microbes which enhance the soil health.

Download step-by-step instructions here.

Making an Indoor Worm Compost Bin

Even though kitchen scraps are biodegradable, when thrown away they end up in landfills where they produce methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. For those who live with limited space, an indoor worm bin (vermicomposter) can be an ideal solution.

Download step-by-step instructions here.