Green Christmas 2017

15 Nov 2017
Tips and gift ideas for planet-friendlier festive celebrations

Want to have a Christmas that doesn’t cost the Earth? Well Friends of the Earth has come up with a range of fab festive tips and gift ideas to help you enjoy a greener Christmas.

Friends of the Earth’s 20 eco-friendly Christmas tips has suggestions on how to ease off the rampant consumerism without seeming a bit of a Scrooge, with advice on: • What type to Christmas tree to have - real or artificial, recycled or even rented! • What food to eat – why not go meat free this year? • Planet-friendlier decorations, Christmas cards and stocking fillers

More eco-friendly Christmas tips here

Friends of the Earth also has a number of suggestions for Christmas gifts that are kind to the planet – or even give it a boost:

CHRISTMAS BEE SAVER KIT

Britain’s bees are under threat and as pollinators of over two thirds of our crops (including what’s on our plates for Christmas dinner), we can’t continue to let them vanish. This unique gift gives you everything you need to help save our bees in 2018.

Kits include:

• Wildflower seeds – to feed your neighbourhood bees • Garden planner – to help you create a bee-friendly garden all year round • Bee hotel – to create a snuggly home for solitary bees over winter • Bee identification guide – so you can identify your new garden visitors • Bee-saver guide - full of useful hints and tips for saving bees

Make a donation to Friends of the Earth (suggested donation £15) and get this special edition Christmas kit with festive themed wrapping paper and a bee Christmas card to send to a loved one. Order your kit here before December 8th to get it in time for Christmas.

WOOL AND THE GANG

Learn to knit, help the planet, and feel good, this Christmas! Every pack of 'Heal the Wool' is made from sustainable and recyclable sources, and for every kit you buy, 30% will be donated to Friends of the Earth. Heal the Wool makes a perfect Xmas gift that both you and your loved ones can create beautiful garments that make a positive difference!

LIFORME YOGA ESSENTIALS: Black Friday to support a greener future

Liforme is totally committed to the health of the planet and has spent years developing revolutionary yoga mats which are fully biodegradable and crafted from naturally-sourced sustainable rubber and a specially engineered non-toxic polyurethane. The outer packaging is fully recyclable and their high performance mats are designed by Yogis for Yogis.

Like Friends of the Earth, Liforme wants to see a more eco-friendly, ethical and socially-just world so to support this vision Liforme already donate 5% from every sale of their Purple Earth range to Friends of the Earth. But as we prepare for the globe's busiest retail day Liforme want to take their support further so they have committed to donating 5% of ALL sales of all their products from https://liforme.com/  to Friends of the Earth between Black Friday (24th Nov) and Cyber Monday (27th Nov) inclusive.

ENDS

Notes

1. Watch this video Liforme have made, which explains the history of Yoga mat development over the years and includes some fascinating and disturbing information about the environmental impacts of different Yoga mat materials