Green Christmas: Shop locally

Monday, December 10, 2007 | 7:32 p.m. CST; updated 12:48 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

Green is the new gold. Astute marketers have been turning products and companies green faster than you can say “Santa uses biodiesel.” But having an environmentally sound holiday season this year doesn’t just mean buying the right brands or turning yourself into the spiritless green grinch. For ways to make your holiday a little more meaningful — from family activities to stuff-free gifts — the 12 days of green starts right here in the Missourian and online at