Do Just One Thing for April 26, 2017

Say you forgot to send a gift to a faraway relative, and you need to get one there ASAP. While the option of overnight shipping may seem like a solution, it’s an environmental disaster. Overnight shipping involves myriad problems, including significant CO2 emissions from gas-guzzling planes, layers of protective packaging and the trucks needed to get that package to the recipient. Instead, consider sending digital gift cards or contacting local businesses near your relative to hand-deliver a gift. It may take a little more work, but it’s more personal and less environmentally destructive.

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