This week we will give thanks, enjoy delicious feasts, and spend time with family and loved ones. For many people this week also signifies the beginning of a shopping frenzy as the countdown to the holidays begins! Here are a couple of tips to help you remember the planet in your gift-giving ventures. We will be posting more ideas for you in the next few weeks too!
Tip One: Shop Local
If you are a University of Rochester student or employee, you really can’t get more local than shopping at the University of Rochester. Check out these holiday markets coming soon:
Advancement Holiday Bazaar
Fairbanks Alumni Lounge
Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center
Thursday, December 3
Holiday Shopping Fair
Friday, December 4
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Holiday Farmers Market
Flaum Atrium at the Medical Center
Wednesday, December 16
There are also several local markets and recommended places to shop:
Local Holiday Markets
December 5: It’s a Wonderful Life in the South Wedge
December 6 & 13: Holidays at the Market
December 11 & 12: Metro Justice’s 34th Annual Alternative Fair
December 12 & 13: Rochester Brainery Holiday Bazaar
Tip Two: Get Crafty
Here are some upcycle gift ideas you might want to try. This list was compiled by Brenda Mickol (our Waste Management rep and friend) and the ideas themselves are from various outside sources. We take no credit for it but just want to share!
Coffee Ground Soap for the Guys:
Snow Globe Soap Dispenser:
Vinyl Record Jewlery: