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Make your own homemade advent calendar! Don't forget to use Fairtrade chocolate treats!
Use a reusable cup for your festive takeaway drink and save money at the Village Shop.
For your Christmas candle, choose soy wax rather than paraffin wax which are a byproduct of fossil fuels.
Wrap presents with reusable ribbon or twine instead of plastic ribbon rolls.
Test your wrapping paper, recyclable paper will stay in a ball, non-recyclable will bring back because of the plastic lining.
Make your own decorations such a paper garlands instead of tinsel.
Donate food or other essentials to your local food bank. Re-gift things you don't use.
Pick eco-friendly stationary such as FSC or recycled for a stocking filler gift.
Save your jam jars to make a homemade snowglobe decoration.
Fight fast fashion with organic or fairtrade clothing gifts or get a vintage Christmas Jumper!
Get some Eco-Christmas Crackers for your dinner table.
Christmas Socks are an essential, but pick bamboo, recycled or organic options.
Sparkle without glitter, it's not recyclable! Avoid it in your wrapping paper.
Winter walks are the way forwards - avoid transport for the day.
Donate a tree to a forest or a woodland trust as a present.
Learn about the planet and choose sustainable books as presents for all ages.
Choose ethical bathroom products - smell good and help the planet.
LED Lights can save 90% on costs because they use less energy.
Wrap up in a blanket and turn down your heating.
Has secret santa missed the mark? Re-gift the present.
Do some Christmas baking to save on packaging.
It's probably your last food shop before Christmas - remember those bags for life and don't overbuy
Pretend you've had a power outage, no screen time as a household and play a classic boardgame.
Opening a present early? Remember to recycle all present packaging.
Discover our festive articles full of ideas on ways you can be green this Christmas.
Thu 03 Dec 2020
It's Green Christmas and we've put together a helpful guide to Christmas decorations that are sustainable.
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