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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.

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