Eco-Friendly Holiday Tips

Rob Andrejewski

Rob Andrejewski, director of sustainability, can provide tips for ensuring your holiday celebrations are eco-friendly. 

Tips from Andrejewski include: 


  • Know someone who’s hard to shop for? Instead of buying an item for them, give an experience like a ticket to a concert or make a donation to their favorite charity.
  • Carpool to nearby holiday events. Travel longer distances by bus or train instead of flying.
  • Buy from local shops, makers, restaurants, and farmers when choosing holiday gifts and snacks.
  • Pick decorations you'll use over and over again, and consider decorating with live plants.
  • Choose reusable bags or reusable fabric wrapping for gifts.
  • Save gift bags and bows to reuse in the future.
  • Send your guests home with leftovers after holiday meals and parties.
  • Recycle wrapping paper, envelopes, and cards as long as they are not metallic or glittery.
  • Check and see if there are tree recycling programs in your area.

Contact Cynthia Price, associate vice president for media and public relations, at cprice2@richmond.edu to connect with Andrejewski.