12 ways to Green Your Christmas
Celebrate this Christmas season by reducing your environmental impact. Whether you seek out eco-friendly gifts and decorations or choose to serve an earth-conscious meal to friends and family, there are many ways to cut waste and add a little green to the occasion. Start small and over the years, you’ll be able to cultivate festivities that honor your guests as well as the earth.
Regardless of who you’re shopping for, we’ve got a nearly endless list of ideas to get you on the green gift giving track.
The artificial versus real Christmas tree debate can be a bit confusing. We vote for the old fashioned traditional live tree but do your research before you buy.
Using LED Christmas lights and eco-friendly Christmas candles will not only reduce your electricity bill, it’ll also help keep your indoor air soot-free.
Reduce your holiday garbage pile by opting for reusable, recycled, and recyclable options for giftwrap, cards, tags, and party invitations. You may just save yourself some money, too!
Adorn your home this holiday with eco-friendly Christmas decorations for a truly green Christmas. We've got ideas for earth-conscious stockings, centerpieces, ornaments, garland, and more.
Nothing wrong with a little break from tradition. A vegetarian Christmas meal will not only help lower your carbon footprint, it might even be healthier for you.
Cook up a truly sustainable Christmas meal filled with locally-sourced and organic foods. You’ll delight both your guests and the earth with these green Christmas meal choices.
Keep your carbon footprint to a minimum while visiting with family and friends by traveling by train, bus, or public transit this holiday season.
Make healthy snacks and eco-friendly baking from organic ingredients like flour, chocolate, nuts, and honey. And don’t forget the apple cider and popcorn balls!
If you're hosting Christmas dinner this year, plan to use reusable dinnerware and cups, as well as cloth napkins, to reduce the waste your meal creates. Or, opt for recycled content and biodegradable disposable options.
Don’t waste your Christmas tree (real or artificial) by throwing it in the trash. We’ve got great ideas for how to recycle your holiday tree this year!
After the big holiday meal, be sure to collect all of your kitchen scraps and either feed them to your worms or your indoor or outdoor composter to keep organics from landfills and create rich, free fertilizer!