Resource – More on how to have a low consumption Christmas
Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on December 14th, 2007
The Australian Conservation Foundation has joined Environment Victoria in providing a guide about how to green your Christmas! Some festive environmentally-friendly hints include:
1. Buy a service, not a product – to reduce embodied greenhouse emissions and water. Buy someone a voucher for a massage for example, rather than a massaging appliance. Tips: vouchers for services, film tickets, theatre tickets.
2. Buy gifts that give twice. Give your friends and family membership to charities, overseas aid groups or environment groups. Tips: membership to ACF, Oxfam, Unwrapped Christmas gifts.
3. Buy carbon offsetting – you can choose the amount you want to spend, and offset someone’s car travel, household energy use or airline travel, one-off or for a year. Make sure you encourage the recipient to reduce their energy use too! Read tips and advice about carbon offsetting schemes.
For the full story visit http://www.acfonline.org.au/articles/news.asp?news_id=1553&eid=7505.