The Christmas can be lived more or less intensely, and the same way pose a great little challenge to practice green gestures in countless aspects: food, decorations, gifts, transportation, use of electricity, consumption…
In this post we are going to give some simple tips that can help us improve our attitude when it comes to respecting the environment, with the advantage of supplying interesting savings that are not bad at all. Especially at these parties, when money flies. Discover from the hand of AgroCorrn ideas and tricks for a more ecological Christmas.
- A little change in attitude
- Eco-responsible purchasing
- Transportation of people and products
- Gifts and more gifts
- Durable plants this Christmas
A little change in attitude
Being eco-responsible at Christmas does not mean giving up the conventionally understood Christmas spirit. Not necessarily, at least. We each live these holidays in our own way, but in all those typical or personal ways of doing it there is always the possibility of having a minimum green sensitivity that helps us
Painting Christmas green without ceasing to be red and, in short, a thousand and one colors is as simple as asking ourselves some questions when making key decisions. At first we will be a little lost, but as soon as we get the hang of recycling, reducing and reusing, everything will become easier and more natural for us.
Basically, it is about doing everything possible to live a happy Christmas without having to make radical changes that prevent it from doing so. Ours is a flexible proposal, which advocates taking action to the best of our ability. Let’s look at some tips that can be inspiring in the form of practical tips and tricks.
Christmas is hard to understand without the shopping component. But like so many other things in life, it’s all about measurement. Being reasonable and sensible will mean simply not wasting , and with that we are already taking an important green step.
If we also want these purchases to be especially ecological, we prefer to opt for ecological products , always better if they carry their corresponding logo. Local products will also be a good option (many do not even know them), those that do not have packaging or, if they do, that this is minimal or comes from recycled materials or little polluting in general.
There are many eco gestures that we can do without interfering with our preferences or involving big renouncements, such as opting for local foods. Or, for example, take advantage of the fact that at Christmas we have more budget for food to give organic food a chance and buy organic raw materials, first-class ingredients in terms of health and flavor for celebrations around a table.
Do not buy or cook more than necessary and, in any case, whenever possible to reuse the leftovers. With them you can make delicious dishes, by the way, both to eat the next day and to freeze them for the January slope.
Transportation of people and products
The carbon footprint skyrockets during the holidays and we can help reduce it. The possibilities are many, from opting for the train instead of taking the plane to carpooling to take a trip and, in short, moving in a sustainable way.
The purchase of food, decoration or gifts also has a significant carbon footprint, and taking this into account can help us make much more eco-responsible decisions.
Gifts and more gifts
In AgroCorrn we have dedicated several posts to some gifts that we love. They are known as immaterial gifts , they can take endless forms and many of them are also supportive and full of empathy.
If we plan to opt for conventional gifts, first let’s ask ourselves if we are really going to get them right, let’s look for them to be durable and, in short, as ecological as possible. And, be that as it may, at least a priori let’s not rule out the possibility of giving away second-hand objects, even being ours. Whenever we practice the art of gifting, it is by no means essential to have to buy them and we also do not lose sight of the moment of delivery to wrap them in pure magic.
Not forgetting either that it is not always necessary to wrap them in a conventional way. Let’s see how else we can do it (with beautiful scraps, with a simple bow, with newspaper, with reused paper decorated in a personalized way, etc.), either by delivering them as is, by hand or in a stage and moment thought or spontaneous.
Durable plants this Christmas
The fir or the poinsettia are plants that do not usually survive long. In fact, they usually do not even come close to the next Christmas, and that means that we are doing something wrong, especially considering that it is an ingrained custom in society.
Making a difference for the environment and for those plants that are born to die in a really unnecessary and sad way requires a bit of flexibility and a lot of imagination. Or not so much, depending on what you look at and want to do.
When decorating a tree, we can choose to do it with an artificial one that gives the hit (there are also incredibly natural artificial poinsettias) and also use it year after year or, why not, bet on creativity.
It may seem silly, but painting it on the wall or taking advantage of a staircase and lighting it up and decorating it with other elements is a nice way to spare the life of a fir tree and save the carbon footprint associated with its commercialization, while putting our talent and we had a good time creating it alone or in good company.
If we want a natural plant, let’s take advantage of that budget to acquire a plant that makes us excited, such as a bonsai and decorate it in an original way. Finally, let’s not forget the possibility of choosing a plant that can later succeed in our environment, ideally the autochthonous ones.
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