ECO-UNESCO’s Top 10 ‘Festive Season’ Tips !!!

December 17, 2009 at 1:00 PM Leave a comment


  1. Choose decorations, which can be reused, rather than flimsy ones, which will be used once and thrown away.
  2. Have fun making your own Christmas decorations from scrap materials
  3. Avoid leaving tree lights on all day; try using them only at night
  4. For maximum energy saving, try new LED (Light Emitting Diode) Christmas lights, that use up to 90% less energy than larger, traditional Christmas bulbs and last up to 100,000 hours when used indoors
  5. Support your local charity shop, buy presents from charity catalogues and look for Fair Trade alternatives.
  6. How about buying a gift that will last for a whole year? E.g. sponsorship of an animal, membership of an organisation or subscription to a magazine.
  7. If you’re not sure what to buy, why not give money or gift vouchers?
  8. SNUB – Say No to Unwanted Bags! Always use a reusable shopping bag or reuse plastic bags. Don’t accept bags that you don’t need
  9. Cut down on what you buy. Gift tags can be made from old greetings cards. Any kind of unusual paper can be used to wrap gifts
  10. Pass any unwanted presents on to your local charity shop rather than throwing them away – there is sure to be someone who will like them!

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