Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas is coming: sustainable celebrations and festivities

Christmas is really not so far away.
To plan a sustainable, green, and waste minimised Festive Season
takes some forethought.
You see, we are not yet getting it right yet.
Our minds aren't yet in the right place .
Here are some sites 
where you will find some help 
in getting your mind in the right frame.

Environment Victoria has a festive guide full of suggestions about
Green Gifts
Cards and wrapping - and
Food, glorious food

Over at eartheasy, the site is jam-packed with ideas.
Among all their ideas,
you will find suggestions for how to lower the impact of Christmas lighting
and suggestions for alternatives to wrapping paper.

Download this checklist below

Even that much esteemed Australian organisation, CSIRO,
has chipped in with some advice which you can find here.

Last - but by no means least - the new kids on the block, Green Renters,
are there to help and encourage.

Join Green Renters for a festive celebration and workshop on Dec 15th
Topics include:
Green entertaining and parties
Sustainable drinks
Gift giving the green way
Dealing with non-green relatives
And of course, 

how to cook an environmentally friendly Christmas lunch!

It'll be an evening of cheer with some musical entertainment, 
food and drink and a very special visitor....
this event is made possible by a grant from the City of Melbourne.
December 15th, 6 - 8pm
Ross House Association, Ground Floor
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000
$5 adults, $2.50 children
Price includes one drink and nibbles, with more available to keep the festivities flowing for a donation
In addition to this special festive event, Green Renters has dozens of other workshops happening between now and the end of the year, so make sure you visit for up to date listings. As well, Green Renters is a purveyor of gifts and goodies, too
Upcycled Festive gifts
Green Renters has a fun and affordable range of handmade, upcycled gifts for the festive season, perfect for you, your family, friends or colleagues including wallets, brooches, badges and decorations, lovingly re purposed for a second lease of life.
Find the entire range here and remember, every cent helps support Green Renters activities.

So, Garage Salers, put thinking caps on now and get out the planning notebooks (the ones with recycled paper) and have a thoughtful, sustainable, green Festive Season.
Do you think Rolf should change the words to his famous Christmas song and make it Six Green Boomers?

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