It’s no secret that we love this time of the year. The snow is falling, the forest is quiet, and we’re ready to do ALL of the winter things. But you may be wondering, how to make your holiday celebrations more sustainable and eco-friendly? After all, with everything you need to accomplish in time for giving season, the thought of crossing all of the sustainable Christmas gifts off of your list, preparing an eco-friendly meal, greening up your decorations, and more, may feel unattainble.
At One Tree Planted, we choose to celebrate Treecember, a month-long celebration of trees and forests. We take this time to honor the important things in life, like friends and family, giving to others, and appreciating nature — in other words, all the makings of a green Christmas and a wonderful sustainable holiday season.
17 Ways to have eco-friendly holidays
1. CROSS OFF OUR SUSTAINABLE HOLIDAYS CHECKLIST
We know that during the busy-ness of the season, figuring out how to have a sustainable holiday can feel next to impossible. This is where our Sustainable Holidays Checklist comes in!
From DIY wrapping paper to LED Christmas lights, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite tips to help you stress less about your Christmas footprint and focus on the important stuff.
3. START PLANNING YOUR SUSTAINABLE NEW YEAR
The week between Christmas and New Years is the perfect time to slow down and reflect on everything that has happened over the past year — and begin planning for a more sustainable new year.
So what are you waiting for? Set aside a little time, put pen to paper, and dare to dream!