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Many of us are looking for ideas to make our holidays less stressful, less wasteful and more meaningful. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability launched the Be Resourceful campaign to inspire Portlanders to “get more of the good stuff” in their lives. By shifting priorities and focusing on more experiences over stuff, we can enjoy healthier lifestyles and more time with friends and family.
The campaign links you to others who have shared their stories and to local resources in four categories: sharing things we need, maintaining the things we have, creative purchasing, and a shift toward experiences over stuff. This is our chance to think differently about how we shop and be creative about the way we give to others. By supporting local businesses and artists, we conserve our natural resources while celebrating the holiday spirit in a unique way.
Thoughtful consumption allows us to look at everyday choices and purchases that reflect our values and to consider the upstream costs of goods and services. By making small changes in everyday choices about purchasing goods and services, we can significantly lower our carbon footprint and create more local jobs.
Consider giving a gift of experience or a local service.
Discover creative, efficient ways to acquire the stuff we need.
Buy for value, durability and utility.
Spend more time with family and friends.
Support Portland’s arts, crafts and restaurant communities.
Share them at portlandonline.com/bps/beresourceful.
The Chinook Book Green Gift Guide offers you a range of ideas and choices for creating meaningful holiday memories. Shop local and for gifts of experience. www.greengiftspdx.com