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11 Ways To Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas This Year

11 Ways to Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas This Year
11 Ways to Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas This Year

Why Should You Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas?

Christmas is a time for a high amount of wastage from decorations, wrapping paper, gift packaging, unwanted cards, abandoned trees. 

In September 2018, the World Bank announced that our global waste production is predicted to rise by 70 per cent by 2050 unless we take urgent action. Humankind currently produces two billion tonnes of waste per year between 7.6 billion people

Rather than add to the problem, let us help make a difference by doing things differently for Christmas!

11 Ways to Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas This Year
11 Ways to Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas This Year

What Does It Mean To Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas?

Celebrating a sustainable Christmas means:

  1. buying less

2. reducing, reusing and recycling

3. buying from reputable sources that are not part of slave or child labour, unsafe working conditions, animal cruelty, etc

4. supporting companies that use organic or sustainable ingredients or resources, and so on

5. not buying single use products that will just be thrown away

6. making decorations from recycled material or upcycling things you already have

7. not chopping down trees but using ones that have possibly fallen over, or not buying plastic trees that have been mass produced

8. using recycled wrapping paper, and buying gifts with minimal packaging

9. buying experiences rather than material goods

10. recycling / upcycling unwanted cards

11. always thinking of how what you do or buy will affect the next person, animal, plant, or any other living being

Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas This Year
Christmas is not as much about opening presents as about opening our hearts.

How Can You Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas? – A List of Resources

I have compiled a list with a few resources to get you started on celebrating a sustainable Christmas:

  • The Upcycled Cloth Collective is a Facebook group by Melanie Brummer where people from all over the world connect and share their beautiful upcycled cloth creations. Join the movement if you would like to get some inspiration for your next project.
  • Rosie Hemming of The Sistabliss Tribe wrote a gem of an article on Homemade Christmas Gifts: How To Make Scented Candles. You can read it here.
  • If you want to buy candles instead, owner of Aurora Fae Candles, Sam Beneke, makes beautiful essential oil-infused candle, handmade with love. You can visit her Facebook page here.
  • A very sweet friend of mine, Valerie Lang, has created AngelScense, a range of natural body products, and even some fun kiddie products like crystal slime and more. Go and check out her affordable gift sets on sale at the moment!
  • If you are a jewellery fan, you will adore these handmade pieces by Leonie Laukkanen, owner of Luna Phoenix Designs. Christmas gift items are wrapped with recycled paper from Who Gives a Crap. It is beautiful paper not made from trees!
  • Another handmade jewellery brand is Wires n Waves, made by Heather Kittle. You can join her Facebook group to buy her once off pieces before they disappear.
  • One of my favourite online stores for bohemian items is Miss Mantra. Ethical products are the name of their game!
  • Shop Zero is a zero waste lifestyle store, nursery and vegan café, featuring a health foods refill station and single-use plastic alternatives. What a fantastic concept! Zero waste shopping is the way of the future.
  • Plantable stationery is a definite yes on this list! Left Hand Design has some awesome items to browse.
  • Try buying a unique gift. Hohm Yoga, owned by Simone Fink, does fun aerial yoga classes, workshops and retreats. Visit her website to learn more.
  • Another experiential gift idea: Organicraft sells organic growing products for those with green fingers! They even hosted a workshop recently: Introduction to Organic Growing. From beginner to advanced, they have something for everyone.
  • Sarah Howard runs Project Homestead. Her Let’s Can It Course is available year-round. What a lovely gift to give someone who would like to lean how to preserve their own food!
  • Buy a stunning eco-friendly starter-kit gift box from Ecoboks SA for those loved ones just starting the sustainable and conscious living journey.
  • Barry Jacobs runs an esoteric shop called Beelight Crystals at The Blue House. Other than crystals and jewellery, their services include smudging, readings, healing and guidance, and custom wire wrapping.
11 Ways to Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas This Year
11 Ways to Celebrate a Sustainable Christmas This Year

Conclusion to Celebrating a Sustainable Christmas

Here’s to celebrating a sustainable Christmas!

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