Festive seasons are around the corner. Are you planning to jest up your house with more festive mood during the winter? If you are, why not switch to a greener choice of decoration and contribute, But if we can make just a few small eco-friendly changes each year, it will help make a positive difference for our environment for many years to come.
[dropcap type=”e.g. circle or none” color=”#ffffff” background=”#e53b2c”] T [/dropcap]he holidays are a wonderful time with lot’s of festivities and practicing traditions which have been passed down to us from generation to generation.
1. Purchase a real tree and recycle it
Many artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics which cannot be recycled. Some may even contain a harmful chemical and health hazard called PVC. Instead, purchase a real tree. You can even purchase an organic tree which was grown without using any pesticides or herbicides. Organic trees can be found in organic tree farms or at your local farmer’s market or nursery. After the holidays are over, real trees can be recycled back into the environment by being ground up into a form of plant mulch. Check your local community for X’mas tree recycling programs offered or call your local nursery.
2. Reuse your wrapping paper
Roughly a quarter of all the waste from the holidays is in the form of paper. Instead of throwing the paper away for shipment to the landfill, try saving and reusing your wrapping paper. Other eco-friendly changes ideas are to use alternative materials for wrapping paper such as the comic pages from your local newspaper, or any other items you may have around the house such as old gift bags, scrap pieces of cloth which are reusable. The list of creative ideas you can come up with as new eco-friendly alternatives are many and the beauty is they don’t have to cost you more money or another trip to the retail store either.
3. Use electronic greetings
You can save a lot of time, money on postage stamps, not to mention living trees by sending an email holiday greeting instead of a traditional paper card. With more and more people owning a computer and having an open email account, electronic greetings are becoming more common and have been growing in popularity with each passing year. You can even make them more personalized now too by adding your own individual message, family photos or a link to your personal website.
4. Reuse or recycle your holiday cards
Although electronic greeting cards are very popular, it’s likely many of us will still need to send at least some traditional paper cards. Now you can use holiday cards made from recycled paper or even cards made with biodegradable materials. For all the paper cards you receive this year, instead of throwing them away, donate them to a senior center, your children’s school or a local recreation center to use for arts and crafts materials. Or you can keep them and reuse them yourself by creating things like placemats, new cards, gift tags or even tree ornaments for next year. If you’re not into the arts and crafts thing or simply don’t have the time, you can quickly shred them and simply just recycle the paper.
5. Festive Season With Solar Lights
If you love White Christmas, White LED Christmas Lights are one of the perfect addition to your home. White LED X’mas Solar String Light is my preferred choice. When fully charged up by solar power, it can brighten for up to 6 hours. Thanks to it being water-resistant and corrosion-resistant, you can safely place it outdoors with a peace of mind. In the night, let them glitter brilliantly on some of the best outdoor locations such as the rooftop, doors, windows, pathways and perches.
[dropcap type=”e.g. circle or none” color=”#ffffff” background=”#e53b2c”] S [/dropcap]witch to using solar-powered light sets which are growing in popularity each year due to the fact that they don’t use any electricity at all, saving you much more in energy and money in the long run.
Imagine if each Any home does their part in contributing this act of eco-friendly changes to save the Mother Earth will definitely pay off and benefit the future generation. Remember to play your part and make our world a greener planet for all earthlings.