Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Cactus: In Europe, these plants are largely produced for sale in the period before Christmas, that’s why the name. My new buddy.

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.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. 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 :(

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