A few small changes will have you dreaming of a green Christmas!
The holiday season is a magical time of year but it can also be a time of great waste. However, It’s easy to enjoy Christmas cheer and still reduce your carbon footprint. Here are a few ideas:
- Decorate Naturally – Bring the scent of nature into your home with evergreens, fir cones and cranberries.
- Think Outside the Box – All those gift bags, ribbons and bows account for an incredible amount of waste so try and reuse old wrapping paper.
- Light Up Mindfully – Everyone loves the twinkle of holiday lights but for the sake of the environment, use LED lights and remember to turn them off before going to bed.
- One, Two, Tree – Real trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen all while sustaining the local economy. Artificial trees, on the other hand, can’t be recycled and may contain toxins
The holiday season is a great opportunity to start eco-friendly family traditions that will hopefully be passed down for many generations to come. Better still, these methods are as easy on your wallet as they are on the environment!