Action 363: Dispose of the Christmas tree properly

Date: 29 December Action: 363 Cost of taking action: NIL   From our guest writer Lynsey Clayton from Monsoon of Random in the UK Disposing of your Christmas Tree The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) estimates around seven million trees are bought each year in the UK. If not reused or (read more …)

Action 361: Set Christmas cards aside to use again next year

Date: 27 December Action: 361 Cost of taking action: SAVES MONEY   Christmas cards can be re-used in several innovative ways After Christmas, please don’t bundle up all your Christmas cards and throw them in the bin without a little bit of thought. Perhaps you could put them in a (read more …)

Action 360: Recycle all your Christmas wrapping properly

Date: 26 December Action: 360 Cost of taking action: NIL   By our guest author Barbara Wysocka in Scotland Boxing Day – and time to recycle all the Christmas wrapping properly We hope you had a wonderful Christmas day yesterday. What is one of the most exciting things about Christmas? (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 301: Avoid products that contribute directly to deforestation

Date: 28 October Action: 301 Cost of taking action: NIL   From our guest author Halima Curran in Libya Deforestation is impacting on us all – we can all help by choosing what we buy with care Why should we bother about deforestation?  Here’s why. Deforestation contributes to climate change.  (read more …)

Action 283: Cancel some of your newspapers

Date: 10 October Action: 283 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SAVES MONEY   The traditional newspaper is in decline – in more ways than one! We entirely recognise the value of reading, and that newspapers have a role to play in many countries where internet access is more limited or (read more …)