|–Floyd Westerman, SIOUX
As the season of excess approaches, we would do well to remember this wonderful adage from the Sioux indians. As the plethora of plastic (things and cards) invade our everyday space, truly think about your Christmas purchases. This requires careful consideration and a cognisant ability to see beyond the gift.
This year, I’ve created handmade bags and paper beads to give as gifts. I’ve sent gifts of books in cardboard boxes wrapped in paper craft sheets. I have to admit despite my best efforts, I’ve fallen short of having a totally green holiday. I purchased Avon lotions, bubble bath, and chapsticks for gift giving from my neighbor who uses Avon income to suppliment her retirement. A good deed- but an ungreen result. I can only hope the recipients of these items will recycle.