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How to be an environmental champion this holiday season—and win some cool gifts

By Divya Amladi
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Artwork: Emily Eberly/Oxfam

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Have you ever considered the environmental cost of gift giving? No matter how much effort you put into picking out the perfect presents, the truth is that many will find their way to a landfill. So many toys and gift items are made of plastic or packaged in plastic—and all that production and incineration adds up. In just 10 years, emissions from the plastic lifecycle could reach 1.34 gigatons per year—that’s more emissions than are produced from powering every home in the US for an entire year.

This season, we are encouraging everyone to be kind to our planet by regifting. We’ve partnered with artists including Aisha Tyler, Alyssa Milano, Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne, Lake Street Dive, and Margo Price to regift some of their treasured items. Join them in pledging to make this a less wasteful holiday season by visiting Regift Revolution, and while you’re there, enter giveaways to receive special gifts for a loved one (or yourself—no judgement here!), such as Alyssa Milano’s Dr. Fauci throw pillow, the knitting basket used by the Serena Joy character on The Handmaid’s Tale , or boots Margo Price wore on tour.

Don’t just take our word for it—we asked environmental influencers to share with us why regifting is better for the environment.

Megan Lazaros @meganmakeslesswaste

Mariam Ortiz y Pino, @MoreThanOrganized

Tips and gifts from Oxfam’s artist friends

Head over to RegiftRevolution to learn more about you can reduce your carbon footprint and win some cool giveaways, too. Here's a taste of what you'll find.

Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne, actors and producers

Regifting a vintage French poster and a dress worn to the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards while protesting the Muslim Ban.

Lake Street Dive, musicians

Regifting cardboard McDuck from a “rooftop” performance.

Yvonne Strahovski, actor

Regifting Serena Joy’s knitting basket from The Handmaid’s Tale.

Margo Price, singer and songwriter

Regifting tour-worn boots.

Aisha Tyler, actor and comedian

Regifting a signed Archer cap.

Visit Regift Revolution for more regifting ideas and to enter our giveaways.

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