Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

Did you know that you'll need to keep that plastic Christmas tree for about 20 years before it has a lower carbon footprint than a real tree?  O Magazine's December issue has some tips to celebrate a green Christmas this year, including where to find a pesticide-free tree ( - click on Organic Christmas Tree Farms), where to recycle your tree into compost or wood chips (, and cities where you can "rent" a tree that will be replanted for you after the holidays (Portland, Oregon:, San Francisco:

Happy healthy holidays!

(Photo: Gudmann,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whoa, that is a shocking statistic. What's worse is that plastic trees are everywhere now.