It might feel forever away, but now is a great time to float ideas about a less wasteful festive season, especially Christmas. There are loads of ways we could customise festive events while still staying true to our traditions and values. Discussing them now gives plenty of breathing room for everyone to consider a change and adjust accordingly.
I find gift giving is the hardest for my families to adjust to. Some ideas to consider:
– No physical gifts, just experiences
– One gift each: Secret Santa / Kris Kringle
– Only buy gifts for kids
– Set a plastic-free gift challenge
– Give donations instead of physical gifts
– Bring food, not gifts
If you could, what would you change about the festive season to be more environmentally conscious?