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12 Days To A Green Christmas

Jan 22nd 2019 at 7:50 AM


Whilst the Christmas season may be the time of giving, relaxing, indulging and spending time with loved ones, let us keep in mind that it’s not the most eco-friendly time of year. As far as festivities go, it involves more waste and excess than any other occasion, adding burden to landfills and extra CO2 emissions into the environment.

The good news is, we have the power to avoid making the Yuletide season a wasteful, consumer-driven and stressful time. Join us for a 12-day countdown that includes a simple way each day to have a greener, wonderful time of the year.

12 DAYS TO GO

  • Go with an eco-friendly Christmas tree – Each year, about 9,000 tonnes of extra waste come from Christmas trees that are sent to landfill in the UK. Let us help Mother Nature and reduce this figure by purchasing trees that are grown sustainably or simply reusing our old ones.

11 DAYS TO GO

  • Consider switching to environmentally-friendly appliances – The holiday season is the perfect time to use smart and efficient home appliances. Doing so will not only help us save energy but will also improve the environment.

10 DAYS TO GO

  • Utilise LED lights – Whilst the appearance of Christmas lights adds to the festive cheer of the whole neighbourhood, remember it may be costly not only to our pockets but to the environment as well. The good news is, each household can still enjoy Christmas by utilising LED or solar-powered fairy lights instead. This alternative consumes less energy whilst remaining environmentally friendly.

9 DAYS TO GO

  • Opt for ‘greener’ decorations – Instead of buying new decorations, strive to simply revamp our old ornaments and give our trees a whole new theme. Seek help from the children when making and hanging baubles and decorations made from recyclable materials saved throughout the year.

8 DAYS TO GO

  • Consider your travel options – When buying gifts, appreciate the outdoors by simply walking instead of driving to the shops. If the destination is far away, consider sharing lifts with friends and family.

7 DAYS TO GO

  • Be mindful about gifts – Instead of focusing solely on purchasing gifts that will only end up unused by the recipient, buy things with value, purpose and meaning. Ultimately, why not consider planning for experiences, planting trees or donating to charity in someone’s name.

6 DAYS TO GO

  • Buy local – Apart from supporting the local economy, purchasing Christmas presents and decorations from local shops can reduce carbon emissions significantly.

5 DAYS TO GO

  • Opt for environmentally-friendly wrapping paper – Since the Christmas season presents high quantities of disposable items including tonnes of rubbish from wrapping paper, it is crucial to practice the habit of recycling now more than ever. Consider saving and reusing gift bags, ribbons and bows or opt for eco-friendly wrapping paper as much as you can.

4 DAYS TO GO

  • Choosing cards – Cut down on plastic packaging and engage the little ones to help make your own eco-friendly Christmas cards. Home-crafting the cards is a fun activity for the family, as well being more personal.

3 DAYS TO GO

  • Explore the outdoors – In the festive season, it’s tempting to get cosy on the sofa, sip wine and binge on holiday movies all day long but don’t forget to take a stroll in the great outdoors to clear the cobwebs.

2 DAYS TO GO

  • Consider where your Christmas holiday food comes from – Have a green Christmas by choosing local, organic produce whenever possible.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  • Keep perspective of the Christmas food wastage crisis – Refrain from buying or preparing too much food which you and your family won’t eat. If you end up with excess, save money and cut waste by transforming leftovers or donating them to an elderly neighbour, local food bank or a soup kitchen.


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