Our Christmas Traditions Could Be Contributing To Climate Change
It is Christmas all over the world. Everyone is feeling merry and extraordinarily bright during these holiday season. But with all the issues regarding our environment, there could be some traditions that we to skip or find ways to alternatively replace it. Many scientists are reporting that we (humans) have a huge effect on our environment. Our daily activities results to tons of garbage, housing project results from cutting down of trees, air pollution results from carbon dioxide emission, and so on. You get the picture.
So this year, as we are about to celebrate the holidays, it is also the time to rethink the way we celebrate Christmas. As we start hanging and setting residential Christmas decor in New Jersey, you may want to consider some changes. So if you are concerned enough to help save the environment, here are some things you can do this season.
Go for reusable Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees are part of Christmas traditions. But this year, you may want to get a Christmas Tree purchased from the mall that you can use again next year. See there’s a serious shortage of Trees in the entire world. So instead of cutting one down for a Christmas Tree, let’s preserve them or decorate them from the outside. And as a bonus, you can even propagate more so that our planet is also celebrating with new trees.
And hey, after the holiday season, keep the Christmas Tree you got from the mall. You can use them again next year. Recycling is always a good thing. So instead of throwing it to the landfill, you may want to keep it somewhere in your garage. And if you are planning to get a new one, donate your old Christmas Tree. Don’t go burning the old ones. Remember, these are synthetic Christmas Trees.
Go for reusable packing paper
Are you currently wrapping up a present? Do you know how much paper waste are we producing each year during the holidays? There are about 52 sq miles of wrapping paper used in the United Kingdom alone. Do you know how much plastic waste we produce during the holidays? We produce about 125,000 tons each year. So if you are wrapping a gift, try something different. Something that’s biodegradable. Or better yet, don’t wrap them at all. But you know what? This is also the chance for you to be creative. Think of something else to use. Or perhaps you could recycle something out from your kitchen cabinet.
So this Christmas, rethink how you celebrate the holidays. Small changes make big contributions when millions of people are contributing. These are small sacrifices that we can all do.