Dreaming of a green Christmas?

14 December, 2018

If learning how to be more eco-friendly is at the top of your Christmas list, then look no further. Over the last couple of weeks, we at HdK have been posting our top tips for how to have a more sustainable Christmas.

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If learning how to be more eco-friendly is at the top of your Christmas list, then look no further. Over the last couple of weeks, we at HdK have been posting our top tips for how to have a more sustainable Christmas. Read on!

Give a gift with a twist and buy someone an amazing experience or tickets to a show they’ll love – rather than another pair of socks they don’t need.

Hang your baubles on a rented tree. Renting a living tree in a pot means you don’t have to contribute to the 8 million trees disposed of in the UK each year.

Show your loved ones you care about them and the environment by hand-making your cards with recycled paper.

Deck the halls with LED lights. They use much less energy than halogen bulbs and are equally festive.

Try shopping locally to support your community, save on transportation costs and find a truly personal present.

Decorate Scandi-style: take inspiration from the great outdoors, rather than filling your home with plastic.

Not every element of your Christmas has to be entirely eco – just be a bit more mindful of your choices, and make little tweaks where you can.

The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach – so whip up a hamper full of tasty treats, for a low-cost, low-impact gift you know they’ll love.

The more glittery and gaudier the paper, the less likely it is to be recyclable. So, wrap your gifts with natural brown paper, for a chic look which can also be recycled.

Reaching out to someone who needs it could be the best gift of all. Call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while, visit a neighbour, or invite someone who might be alone over for Christmas day.


The HdK team