Being more aware of the environment is something that all of us need to do. Caring for the planet now means that it will be here for future generations and of course for the plants and animals whose home is also the Earth. With global warming and pollution causing problems for the planet, here are some of the things that you can do this Christmas to reduce your carbon footprint…
Reduce how much meat you eat – Veganuary is something that many people do in the new year, to be healthier and something which is also good for the planet. Why not start at Christmas and prepare a meat free Christmas lunch? There are so many vegan products out there now and lots of delicious recipes for a meat free Christmas dinner that the whole family will enjoy.
Choose gifts that are kinder to the Planet – There are lots of things around in the shops at Christmas time, but be careful not to get caught up in the advertising. Think about buying gifts that are from companies with a strong environmental ethos like this spa hamper from www.h2kbotanicals.com/collections/hampers for example. Beware of cheap and poorly made products, as not only are they bad for the environment but are often made by workers who are treated badly.
Wrapping Gifts – Something that goes to waste each Christmas is mountains of wrapping paper and gift wrap. Saving gift wrap from the year before that has been used for you, or using recyclable paper that is tied with string is a good way to reduce the impact of gift-wrap on the planet.