Wish you all a Merry Christmas! Aren’t Christmas trees a sight? I decorated one recently with the help of recycled materials. Thanks to Friends of the Newton Grove. It was a part of their 4th Annual Christmas Carolling, a free community event. An event full of positivity and warmth!
But, what about artificial Christmas trees? It was found that a natural Christmas tree has lower impacts on the environment than an artificial tree, according to an independent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by ellipsos inc., a firm of experts in sustainable development.
And when you are done, there are plenty of ways you can give your tree a new life:
- Make mulch or compost
- Create a habitat for local wildlife, be it birds, rodents, or fishes
- Make DIY projects like the one in the photo above, they can be used as coasters too
- Or simply give it to your local organization who can recycle it for you.
2 thoughts on “Merry Christmas!”
Christmas must be one of the most wasteful times of year. Generally all celebrations are wasteful. I suppose that’s part of the point of them – consuming things that aren’t necessary. I’m not really much of a party person, to be honest :(
I read this interesting article the other day that said “Under this blanket of faith, there is a distinct acknowledgement of the services that these forests provide.” I like celebrations for what they represent rather than an aimless party.
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