The Way We Live | Reclaim Your Holidays

“Live what you ‘love,’” especially during the holidays. We think – and research shows – that once people live what they love based on their values, they will have less impact on the environment.

We collaborate with educators of all types who share our vision of more meaningful holidays that are easier on the environment. Using the numerous Reclaim Your Holidays tools and resources, these educators share this vision with their audiences of youth and adults.

Our resources are also available for public use. The collection contains an assortment of activities that make it easy to figure out your values and priorities for the holidays -- or for any time of the year. Even better, you’ll find ideas that help you live them out.

Reclaim Your Holidays emphasizes quality of life over “stuff.” Our resources offer actions for anyone determined to live with intention.

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  • Susan Salterberg
    Susan Salterberg
    The Way We Live Program Manager

    Susan is passionate about creating a better world for present and future generations. She has more than 35 years of combined experience in communications and environmental education work. Susan envisions a world filled with people who are focused on relationships, service, and experiences - not on "stuff."

    AT THE CEEE: Secret Lives of "Stuff"  /  Reclaim Your Holidays
    ON FACEBOOK: Reclaim Your Holidays / (319) 337-4816
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