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Have a Merry “Green” Christmas

Many people now look upon Christmas as being purely commercialised and materialistic. However, even the greatest cynics among us can regain some of the original Christmas message of goodwill to all men, and the planet, with these simple steps to a more ethical, environmentally friendly Christmas.

Buy your gifts from Ireland

Buy your gifts from Ireland

It reduces the carbon footprint of imported goods from the other side of the world.

It reduces the carbon footprint of imported goods from the other side of the world. read less
Don’t overdo the Christmas lights

Don’t overdo the Christmas lights

Even better why not use solar powered rope lights or those with light emitting diode (LED) lamps?

Even better why not use solar powered rope lights or those with light emitting diode (LED) lamps? read less
Turn the heating down or off

Turn the heating down or off

When you have a houseful of guests, turn the heating down or off, all that partying and food will keep you warm!

When you have a houseful of guests, turn the heating down or off, all that partying and food will keep you warm! read less
Use recyclable wrapping paper

Use recyclable wrapping paper

Follow the Japanese tradition where presents are wrapped in scarves and no wrapping paper used.

Follow the Japanese tradition where presents are wrapped in scarves and no wrapping paper used. read less
Buy sustainable, battery-free toys

Buy sustainable, battery-free toys

Choose a present for your kids this year made of material which is easily recycled. And stay away from batteries.

Choose a present for your kids this year made of material which is easily recycled. And stay away from batteries. read less
Make your own Xmas gifts

Make your own Xmas gifts

Go the extra mile and make chutneys, cakes, flavoured oils or scarves – people really appreciate the extra effort.

Go the extra mile and make chutneys, cakes, flavoured oils or scarves – people really appreciate the extra effort. read less
Try to use public transport over Xmas

Try to use public transport over Xmas

Try not to make lots of trips to the shops in the car. Use public transport or just make one or two big trips.

Try not to make lots of trips to the shops in the car. Use public transport or just make one or two big trips. read less