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5 Tips for a Green and Happy Hanukkah!

by , 12/11/09
filed under: Green Products

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3. Use Beeswax Candles

Even though candles made in America no longer have wicks containing lead, many of the candles bought and sold for Hanukkah are made in Israel and Asia , and their lead content is unclear. Instead, use beeswax candles – they burn cleanly, and use no materials derived from petroleum.

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4. Give Green Gifts

Exchanging presents is one of the best parts of celebrating Hanukkah. This year start a new tradition by encouraging everybody to give gifts that are thoughtful and eco-friendly. One of the best ways for us to heal the earth is by planting a tree. This is a great gift any time of year, but you can make it special for Hanukkah by planting a tree in Isreal. There are several organizations that make this much easier then it sounds. For eighteen dollars The Jewish National Fund will plant a tree in the location of your choice and send a special certificate to the recipient with your own personal message. For other great green gift ideas check out our extensive Green Holiday Gift Guide.

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  1. Ariel Schwartz Ariel Schwartz December 11, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Challah.

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