Six ways to have a greener Christmas

Six great tips from the CAFOD agency blog about how to waste less at Christmas – useful regardless of faith. To make the planet a more efficient and healthy home, we must do as much as we can to look after it, especially at Christmas, when it seems that excessiveness is praised, sometimes even explicitly. Besides, being resourceful and creative can also be great fun!

CAFOD blog

Our Web Editor, Ffion Dean, has been thinking of ways to have a more eco friendly Christmas.

Ffion celebrating Christmas 2012 Ffion celebrating Christmas 2012

Christmas time is full of great joy and happiness, a time to relax and to spend time with our loved ones. But it’s also a time when we create a huge amount of waste – an estimated  736,571 tonnes each year in Britain alone! This year, CAFOD’s Advent calendar follows the story of Sinteyo, a woman living with the effects of a changing climate in rural Kenya, and offers some ideas about how we can all make changes in our lives to help our planet.

But what can we do to try and have a greener Christmas?

1. Wrapping paper

One year I challenged my family to cover their presents without using any newly purchased paper.

My mum bought a roll of fabric, cut it into different sizes and…

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