An Occupier’s Guide to the Holidays!

We spoke to people at Occupy Wall Street and asked them how we could Occupy the Holidays. This is what they said:

Occupy Wall Street will host a Holiday Bazaar and Skill Share Event on Sunday, December 18th at City Life Wellness in Brooklyn, New York.  You can read more about it here.

Click on any of the links below for more ways that you can Occupy the Holiday Season

The New American Dream Pledge for the Holiday Season: The New American Dream gives a list of fun and creative actions to simplify the holiday season. You can pledge to 5 actions (or more!) that you will adopt this holiday season. And then they make it possible for you to ask your friends and family to sponsor you in support of your efforts, perhaps even in lieu of a material gift.

13 Tips for a Sustainable Christmas: Includes very useful information and ideas for making your Christmas more sustainable and also lists great facts such as ” If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in re-used materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.”

The Ecology Centre gives holiday alternatives for gift buying, gift wrappping, Christmas tree shopping and holiday cooking.

Read about the original Living Christmas Tree Company

From Shareable.net

Shareable’s Top Guides for Holiday Sharing

Ten Shareable Gifts for the Holidays

How I Avoided Holiday Shopping Through a Donation Exchange

7 Experiences to Give from The Mesh Holiday Gift Guide

Help me avoid buying junk for kids who have it all

Here are links to help you DIY your Holiday & Christmas Gifts

WikiHow: WikiHow is a collaborative effort to build and share the world’s largest, highest quality how-to manual. Like Wikipedia, wikiHow is a wiki, in that anyone can write or edit a page on the site. Thousands of people from all over the world have collaboratively written 96,367 how-to articles.”
Man Made DIY: “ManMade features original how-to content, videos, and design inspiration created by both women and men. It’s for anyone that says “Hey, I can do that”, and believes that sewing machines and tablesaws alike belong in the workshop. Our current era allows for an entire new spin on what it means to live the handmade life, and ManMade wants everyone to know they’re invited!”
Instructables: “Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.”
VideoJug: “Over 60,000 free, professionally-produced ‘how to’ videos and guides, we provide expert solutions & step-by-step advice on getting good at life.”
bildr: “bildr is a community for artists, designers, makers, builders, or anyone interested in the world of electronics and code. Unlike other sites, bildr is not about documenting user projects, but organizing and presenting information in a way that will help users build faster and better.bildr is about getting your ideas going by giving you everything you need to know up front without hours of scouring the internet.”
Craftster: Craftster is an online community where people share hip, off-beat, crafty diy (do it yourself) projects.

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