The clock is ticking and the Christmas holiday is around the corner. But we’ve still got some time to reflect on our environmental footprint. The holidays are about gathering with family and friends. And there are so many easy ways of ensuring this year’s celebration is ecological and green. Here are 7 simple ways to help you with your holidays this year.
1. Eat more plant-based
Diet plays a huge role when it comes to environmental sustainability. One of the best ways to reduce your environmental impact is by increasing the vegetarian and vegan options at your dinner parties. Give this delicious vegan stuffed squash recipe a try this Christmas.
2. Buy seasonal and local
When in doubt, buy seasonal and local (and organic). It’s important to know about the foods that are available in different seasons. One of the best ways of learning about food is by supporting local shops and grocers. Great for the environment, as well as your community and local economy too.
3. Don’t waste
The holidays often create a lot of waste. This Christmas holiday try to think about your trash bin. One of the best ways of reducing your waste is by buying only what you need, using your leftovers (freeze them if there’s too much). Also, think about how you shop: buy in bulk and package-free whenever you can.
4. Green gifting
A more eco-friendly lifestyle starts with buying less and buying green. The companies and brands we support say a lot about our values and choices. This is also true of the gifts we buy. We’ve already written a green gift guide to help you out.
5. Experience nature
Use the holidays to get out. Experiencing nature and its beauty is a great way of staying motivated in protecting it. Take a cycle ride or go for a walk with loved ones. If you live in a cold country, then why not build a snowman?
6. Low-impact travel
A lot of people use the holiday season to travel. Nothing beats experiencing a new culture, eating delicious food and making memories. But the truth is, we have to consider the impact of flying. Check out our previous blog where we discuss green travel tips.
7. Thinking ahead
When it comes to switching to a green and eco-friendly lifestyle, it’s important to think ahead. The daily actions we take are important. Let’s make goals that go beyond the Christmas holiday season. If you’re on board, then stick around for our upcoming goals for a green 2018.
And there you have it lovelies. We wish you a happy and healthy Christmas holiday.