Have a happy planet holidays!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Saturnalia, Newtonmas or any other year end / solstice related holiday, happy holidays! May your days be joyous, peaceful and meaningful! I know I am early, but I wanted to prompt you to think about making your holidays a little greener this year. So you’ve got two…

Food

  Ways to reduce your food and drink footprint General: – Eat what you buy, don’t throw it away. – Compost food scraps (if you can) or put them in the bio bin – Eat organic food and reduce the use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers and e.g. hormones and antibiotics that are given to factory…

Travel

As much as we like to fly off to exotic locations, I doubt that it is a surprise to hear that flying is very bad for the environment. So what can we do? Take local holidays, and you also help the local economy. Travel predominantly by train or by bus/coach. An excellent site to help you…

Stuff

Do you know about stuff? You should really watch the excellent video, “The story of stuff”: http://www.storyofstuff.com/ We all have too much stuff already and we still want more. How can we reduce the amount of stuff? Reduce, reuse, recycle: think before you buy, do you really need it? Can you put something you have…

Home

There are a lot of things you can do at home to be greener: – Switch off anything electronic that is not in use: stand by mode uses a lot of energy – Turn down your heating/cooling and put on a sweater or open a window instead – Buy environmentally efficient appliances (A+ rating) –…