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- Carry your reusable shopping bags when you go shopping for Christmas
- Always switch Christmas lights off when you leave the room - it's a myth leaving fluorescent lights on uses less energy than turning them off
- Buy locally; to cut down on the transportation to help reduce carbon emissions produced by shipping of the goods and also to have fresher food.
- Buy organic; when you buy organic you are ensuring the food on your table is without toxic chemical pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics and artificial hormones.
- Don't cook too much; Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying only as much as you need as well as by cooking as much as you need.
- When cooking Christmas dinner, keep the lids on pans. More than one quarter of the fuel is wasted when you cook food without a lid
- Set the oven to the temperature you require - no higher
- If you have a multi-functional oven choose the fan setting - it will cut energy consumption by 20 per cent
- Use crockery, rather than plastic or paper plates or cups - if you're having a party and don't want to buy that many reusable items, there are a number of places where you can hire them for the evening.
- Use cloth napkins which can be washed and reused.
- Encourage your guests to carpool or use public transportation
- When travelling home for Christmas, travel by train or bus
- Re-use wrapping paper - wrapping paper is often still in good condition after it has been used. Why not save it up and reuse it next year?
- Buy eco-friendly gifts - buy gifts made from recycled material, gifts with as little packaging as possible, or gifts produced by local craftsmen.
- Recycle - Christmas cards, bottles, glass jars and cans
- Some live Christmas trees can be re-planted after Christmas. Why not re-plant your in your garden after Christmas



 

- Carry your reusable shopping bags when you go shopping for Christmas
- Always switch Christmas lights off when you leave the room - it's a myth leaving fluorescent lights on uses less energy than turning them off
- Buy locally; to cut down on the transportation to help reduce carbon emissions produced by shipping of the goods and also to have fresher food.
- Buy organic; when you buy organic you are ensuring the food on your table is without toxic chemical pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics and artificial hormones.
- Don't cook too much; Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying only as much as you need as well as by cooking as much as you need.
- When cooking Christmas dinner, keep the lids on pans. More than one quarter of the fuel is wasted when you cook food without a lid
- Set the oven to the temperature you require - no higher
- If you have a multi-functional oven choose the fan setting - it will cut energy consumption by 20 per cent
- Use crockery, rather than plastic or paper plates or cups - if you're having a party and don't want to buy that many reusable items, there are a number of places where you can hire them for the evening.
- Use cloth napkins which can be washed and reused.
- Encourage your guests to carpool or use public transportation
- When travelling home for Christmas, travel by train or bus
- Re-use wrapping paper - wrapping paper is often still in good condition after it has been used. Why not save it up and reuse it next year?
- Buy eco-friendly gifts - buy gifts made from recycled material, gifts with as little packaging as possible, or gifts produced by local craftsmen.
- Recycle - Christmas cards, bottles, glass jars and cans
- Some live Christmas trees can be re-planted after Christmas. Why not re-plant your in your garden after Christmas?

 
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