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 (greenpromise.com/resources - click on Organic Christmas Tree Farms), where to recycle your tree into compost or wood chips (earth911.com), and cities where you can "rent" a tree that will be replanted for you after the holidays (Portland, Oregon: livingchristmastrees.org, San Francisco: sfenvironment.org/greenchristmas).

Happy healthy holidays!


(Photo: Gudmann, flickr.com)

1 comment:

Des said...

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