Action 364: Use an alternative to plastic party poppers for New Year celebrations

Date: 30 December Action: 364 Cost of taking action: SAVES MONEY   Plastic party poppers – another unnecessary single use plastic There are plenty of alternatives, so today’s action – as we approach New Year’s Eve celebrations – is to ditch the plastic party poppers! Why is this important? As (read more …)

Action 349: Make your own Christmas tree ornaments

Date: 15 December Action: 349 Cost of taking action: NIL or LOW   By our guest author Halima Curran in Libya Let’s reduce the demand for plastic, shop-bought decorations this year The festive season has arrived once again and revelers the world over are decorating their houses with glittering gewgaws (read more …)

Action 338: Write a set of family rules about Christmas present buying

Date: 04 December Action: 338 Cost of taking action: NIL   Today’s tip will help you keep control of buying, waste, budgets and your “Christmas footprint” Every year at Christmas, many families (especially in the rich western nations) will “overdo” Christmas. We buy too many presents for children, we buy (read more …)

Action 333: Consider alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree

Date: 29 November Action: 333 Cost of taking action: LOW   From our guest author Anna Dawson in the UK We all love Christmas traditions, especially the tree! However, as our planet changes it may be time to consider a more eco-friendly alternative to the traditional Christmas tree. What’s the (read more …)

Action 331: Don’t use disposable coffee cups

Date: 27 November Action: 331 Cost of taking action: LOW   By our guest author Halima Curran in Libya Badly in need of a rejuvenating cup of coffee whilst shopping or travelling? That’s happened to many of us, but whilst savouring the (hopefully) exquisite brew and feeling the transformation from (read more …)

Action 329: Make a traditional advent calendar

Date: 25 November Action: 329 Cost of taking action: LOW   By our guest author Barbara Wysocka in Scotland A traditional advent calendar can reduce your plastic and carbon footprints and let you give more thoughtful, personal and ethical gifts Since it’s just round the corner, we are now allowed (read more …)