Switch on to LEDs
LED fairy lights last longer and use far less energy than incandescent ones. But you should still switch them off when no one is there to enjoy them.
Lower your carbon footprint over Christmas by avoiding food waste. Shop strategically, plan portion sizes, save leftovers and compost the remainder.
Make sure you recycle wrapping paper and cards. The wrapping paper thrown away over Christmas just in the UK could stretch all the way to the moon.
Waste Not Want Not
Try to avoid giving presents that will go to waste. One third of British adults claim to receive unwanted gifts, worth a combined total of £2.6bn a year.
The Heat Is On
Consider turning down your heating. Friends and family crowded in a room, as well as an oven switched on for hours make your home warmer than usual.
O Christmas Tree
An artificial tree needs to be used for 10 Christmases for it to have a lower carbon footprint than a real one. But real trees need to be properly recycled.