Fair Trade, Holiday Idea, and Gift Giving Guide

tree planted in a gift box

Go green this holiday season!


The holidays can be a frenzied time as we all look for just the right gift for the special people in our lives. This year consider purchasing a few locally made and/or sustainable gifts. Many retailers are offering unique products made from recycled and sustainable materials.

According to Independent We Stand, small businesses account for 75% of all new jobs. When a person spends just $100.00 locally, $68.00 stays in the community,whereas if you spend it at a local chain the amount drops to $43.00.  Shopping locally is not only good for the locally economy it is good for the environment.

Check out this ESG Fair Trade and Holiday Idea and Gift Giving Guide put together by the UC San Diego Library’s Environmental Sustainability Group.

Suggestions? Share them in the comments!

Own Your Impact! Earth Week 2011

The UC San Diego Libraries are ready to celebrate Earth Week 2011.  Check out some of the events we’re participating in:

The Green Open House, Saturday, April 16, 9 am – 3 pm, Library Walk
Look for the Libraries on the Sustainability Walking Tours. These 45-minute tours will highlight some of the innovations and business practices that have led to UC San Diego being named one of the greenest universities in the nation. Stops will showcase a green dorm room, water-wise landscaping, campus’ energy operations, Sustainability Resource Center and much more.

Food Fight, a Documentary, Monday, April 18, 5:30 – 8 pm, Price Center Theater
Look for the Libraries at the informational tabling event during the hors d’ouvres section.  Stick around to check out the documentary and panel discussion after.

Learn at Lunch, Tuesday, April 19, 12 – 1 pm, Seuss Room in the Geisel Library Building
The UC San Diego Libraries’ Environmental Sustainability Group will host a learn-at-lunch talk that will focus on the sustainability projects that are under way in the Libraries and around campus. Also featured will be the Green Campus Program Interns, a student group funded by the Alliance to Save Energy, and Campus Facilities Management.  Come hear about green projects on campus, including green features of the Geisel library, and how UCSD is building a sustainable future.

Categories: News & Events Tags: , Comments: 0