Green Christmas: How to Have a Joyous, Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

Countdown to Christmas – 50 days!

Christmas is going to be a real challenge this year as I try to be more Eco-friendly. I have some things down, like recycling and making gifts instead of going out and buying new, but others, like not using as many Christmas lights will be tough. My favorite memories of Christmas is the Christmas lights and decorations you see everywhere. In fact the hardest thing about living in Africa was that they didn’t decorate or put up lights. I love the Christmas cheeriness of the decorations!

Over at Green & Clean Mom there is a write up on the book by Jennifer Basye Sander and Peter Sander. “The book, Green Christmas: How to Have a Joyous, Eco-Friendly Holiday Season gives some great suggestions on involving my family in the green Christmas movement. Suggesting ideas on cutting energy, reducing the waste of wrapping paper, recycling gifts and reducing the number of gifts given and received. What I like about the book is how practical it is, not large and cumbersome. It also focuses on family time and involvement.

Green Christmas doesn’t just talk about holiday gift giving but Christmas entertaining, green Christmas money saving tips, ways to create a green holiday environment and best of all why to celebrate a Eco-friendly holiday. We seem to forget that it’s important to cut back on Co2 emissions whether it’s a holiday or not. Christmas shopping, cards, parties and responsibilities seem more important. Except there are little things we can do that make a difference and add up to make a big difference.”

Not only did Green & Clean Mom post a write up but she is also giving away a free copy of Green Christmas! Check it out!

I know there are a lot of options for my family when it comes to having a greener Christmas and I am thrilled to start some new traditions this year. I have ordered this book and am excited to read it and get more ideas on how to have a more Eco-Friendly Holiday Season.

One thought on “Green Christmas: How to Have a Joyous, Eco-Friendly Holiday Season”

  1. Two years ago, we bought those energy saving lights from Salem Electric. They are more expensive up front, but they use far less electricity and have a way longer life.
    Not sure if that is considered ‘Green’ or not, but it made us feel better about covering our house in lights.

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