How to Have a Green Christmas

Christmas is a time of enjoyment for families and it is a time when your friends and relatives come together to celebrate the event. However, people forget that they also have some responsibilities, while they enjoy the holiday. Celebrating a Green Christmas means that you will look to save money and energy during this time period. The environment suffers the most in this time period as trees are cut down and energy consumption is at its highest.

Things required:

– A live Christmas tree
– LED lights
– Recycled paper for wrapping

Instructions

  • 1

    Buy a live Christmas tree


    Millions of trees are uprooted every year at the time of Christmas. This is extremely bad for the environment. You can help by buying a live tree for Christmas which can be planted after the celebrations are done. If you do not want to plant the tree again, you can still send it for recycling, which means it can be planted somewhere else.

  • 2

    Use LED lights

    Using Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights on Christmas will also help in promoting the ‘Go Green’ initiative. Research shows that LEDs use about 33% less energy than the usual lights, so they will save you a lot of money. Use LED lights on Christmas trees to save energy.

  • 3

    Use recycled paper for wrapping


    Try to avoid paper at all costs as it is made from trees. You need to save trees on earth to help reduce global warming. You can wrap presents in newspapers or magazine pages; otherwise, use recycled brown paper bags to pack the gifts you need to give.

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    Avoid using the car for travelling


    You can reduce carbon emissions by avoiding travelling by car. If you need to visit the church, travel with friends or use public transport. In this way, you can save a lot of money on gas and can also help the environment by celebrating a Green Christmas.

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