HAPPY (ECO) HOLIDAYS!
December 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
The holiday season is upon us (despite it being a 65 degree day here in New Jersey…), and people the world over are making wish-lists, shopping for loved ones, and gearing up for a week or two at home with the family. While I could do the generic thing and write a post about eco-friendly gifts or green ways to wrap your presents, I’m going to do something slightly different. I’m going to talk about the man, the legend himself: Santa.
That’s right. I’m going to talk about Santa Claus. I came across this fun infographic from Ethical Ocean a few days ago, which predicts what Santa’s carbon footprint would be if he were really to deliver presents to all the children across the globe. I like how in-depth they go, even calculating the footprint of the milk & cookies left out by hopeful little children!
While this might seem like an insubstantial and joking post, there is actually a point. And the point, I’m afraid, is generic. We can be eco-friendly even during an indulgent and often excessive holiday season! No need to dampen the mood, but just make the right choices and you’ll be giving the planet a gift as well! As the infographic tells you, use recycled wrapping paper, buy toys and other products that are made from recycled materials. And buy local milk and cookies! For those of you who want to delight in Christmas cheer while simultaneously retaining an environmentally-oriented mindset, these are good goals to keep in mind.
That’s it for now–Happy Holidays!