Merry Eco Christmas – Eco Friendly Christmas Options!
Christmas is just around the corner and there is still lots to do. Shopping, cooking, parties, and traveling cn take a toll on you and your wallet. But be sure to try some of these easy and fun green tips that will help you be more eco conscious this holiday season and may even save some green from leaving your bank account!
- Natural Decor & Scents – Pine cones, tree trimmings, baked goods and seasonal produce (cranberries, gourds, etc) all give the “look” of the holidays without having to buy a bunch of holiday decorations. Simmer cloves and ginger instead of burning candles and use what nature provides toaccent tablescapes and rooms around the house. Rosemary, thyme and sage are all evergreen, wonderfully fragrant and can be used to season recipes all year long. Other fragrant herbs include basil, chamomile, lavender and mint. And small, living evergreen trees can be later planted in your yard for year-round beauty. Using live plants also reduces the fire risks that come with cut greenery, which can often become bone-dry by the end of the holiday season.
- Green your tree – Ok, so fake trees may save lots of trees from being cut but they are made of very yucky, non-eco friendly materials. And cutting a tree and throwing it out after the holiday is also bad. So here are your options! Recycle your tree after the holiday or invest in an eco-friendly faux tree!