A ‘traditional’ Christmas is a perfect storm of carbon consumption: excessive shopping, long distance travel, lots of meat eating, buckets of food waste, mountains of packaging waste, unwanted gifts that go straight to landfill, and energy-hungry fairy lights. All of this can add up to between 3% and 10% of your annual carbon emissions in a single day.
Christmas puts a big strain on our carbon budgets, our wallets and our stress levels. So why not try a low-carbon, low-budget, low-stress Christmas? It might actually be more fun.