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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Want a More Sustainable Holiday Season?

The holidays generate a lot of consumption, and, of course, waste. In an effort to reduce what is both bought and chucked, Zero Waste Action Sonoma County is hosting its ninth annual Holiday Giftaway. Essentially a swap meet, the volunteer-run event welcomes donated gift items and clothing, and invites people to come and take what they would like. (Anything large, heavy, or toxic will be turned away.) Adults and teens who participate are required to donate 30 minutes of their time to the Giftaway or to pay $10. It’s free for youth younger than 15, though they, too, are encouraged to help. The mostly outdoor event will be held on November 28, noon–3 p.m., at the Sebastopol Grange in Sebastopol. The number of people on site will be limited. Masking, social distancing, and registration are required. See