Follow these top tips to keep your festive season as eco-friendly as possible.
Christmas just got a little greener and a little wiser with help from eco blogger and mother of two Kirstine McKay and her environmentally friendly Christmas trees.
“I love celebrating Christmas and making our home beautiful and welcoming, but I wanted to make sure I wasn’t harming the planet in the process” said Kirstine.
After years of apartment living where disposal of a ‘real’ tree was difficult and it’s wilted mess not what she wanted to see on return from Christmas holidays, Kirstine set out to design her own gorgeously green tree. “I’m very passionate about showing how our homes can be sustainable AND beautiful” said Kirstine.
The Eco Xmas Trees are made in Australia from sustainable timber and they use non toxic zero VOC paints. The trees are designed to be easily assembled or flat packed for minimal storage and used year after year.
Eco Xmas Tree are selling the trees on-line at www.ecoxmastree.com.au
Kirstine has also designed and handmade a range of Christmas decorations and accessories to compliment the trees.
With the tree ticked off your Christmas list, here are some of Kirstine’s tips to help keep the festive season as green as possible.
ECO Christmas Tips:
1 - Look for locally made products
2 - Choose gifts made from recycled or sustainable sources
3 - Avoid plastics and battery operated gifts
4 - Keep food waste to a minimum by buying less, composting or using a worm farm
5 - Leave disposable plates, cutlery and napkins OFF the list
6 - When wrapping presents; use a cloth bag like a Santa sack or Christmas stocking, recycle kids art works or use brown paper tied up with natural jute string (Visit www.ecoxmastree.com.au for a range of beautifully handmade Christmas stockings and Christmas sacks. Stockings and sacks aren’t just for Santa!).
You can follow Kirstine’s blog “My Life at Greenlaw” @ www.lifeatgreenlaw.com