Earth Notes: On Making Christmas GreenerUpdated 2021-06-18 10:00 GMT.
By Damon Hart-Davis.
Can my Christmas tree be green?
Can my Christmas gifts be pre-loved?
Yes. Pay it forward, and give "pre-loved" second-hand gifts wrapped in plain paper to friends and neighbours, eg good books left on doorsteps.
Can Christmas giftwrap be green?
Can my Christmas gifts be recharged or repaired?
Are there charity Christmas gifts for someone who already has everything?
Are there any more literally green Christmas gifts?
Is it green to have my Christmas shopping delivered?
Does planning Christmas ahead make me greener?
Yes. Plan ahead to use up what you reasonably can in your freezer and store cupboards before the break to make space, don't waste food at the time, and then use your freshly-liberated space to help manage and use leftovers well. And fix your heating in the summer to save money and carbon, and to be cozy when you need it.
Does eating more veg make Christmas greener?
How can I travel green for Christmas?
Does insulation gift me a warm green Christmas?
How can I shop greener at Christmas?
Bonus thought: when visiting a small shop Close The Door behind you. Help save the shop up to 50% of its energy bill and carbon footprint! (And keep air cleaner and warmer inside for staff.)