The Christmas adverts are now in full swing.
The kids (of all ages) are getting excited.
And it’s the perfect time to think about how we can celebrate in a way that’s kinder to our planet.
Here are five festive tips for a greener yuletide celebration
1. Make it personal
Before splashing out on new decorations, why not give a new lease of life to the ones you already have? Homemade decorations can also add a personal touch and reduce the environmental impact.
2. Light up responsibly
Those sparkling lights inside and outside your home are a sight to behold, but they can be energy vampires. Opt for LED lights that use less energy and have a longer life span.
3. Feast wisely
A Christmas feast is the heart of the holiday, but food waste can be a massive environmental Grinch. Plan your menu carefully, buy local and seasonal produce, and make sure leftovers are used in delicious post-Christmas meals.
4. Sustainable gifting
Consider experiences or donations to favourite charities instead of physical gifts. If you do buy presents, look for eco-friendly and ethical options. A gift that supports the environment or local businesses is a win-win!
5. Oh, Christmas Tree
If you’re getting a real tree, look for one that’s been grown sustainably.
Keep the holiday spirit alive while being gentle on our planet, and have yourself a merry little green Christmas.