True cost of Christmas

Beautiful second hand paper.

All our presents are wrapped with last years wrapping paper, stunning.

Christmas is a really exciting and fun time of year, however it is a horrendously wasteful time. We eat far too much food and spend vast sums of money, but we don’t have to indulge in such a wasteful celebration. This blog explains ways of reducing the amount of waste you create, ways to save money and shows some shocking statistics about the toll Christmas has on the environment. 

Save your wrapping paper, all it will need is a little iron and then roll it up for next year. Save your Quality Sweet wrappers, they make stunning craft resources for art activities with children. Save your Christmas cards for making cards next year or cut them down for gift tags.

Last years wrapping paper reused to decorate home made chutney.

Christmas upcycling

In January we will be upcycling Christmas waste resources in craft activities with children.

This infographic shows some shocking statistics about over indulgence at Christmas….we eat 80% more at Christmas than any other time of year, 230,000 tons of food are binned at Christmas ……. read on…….

The true cost of Christmas

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About Carrie Cort

My name is Carrie Cort, I set up Sussex Green Living out of concern for the way we humans are treating the planet which sustains us. With motherhood in 2008 came concern about environmental sustainability and a burning desire to learn how we can live more environmentally friendly lifestyles, in harmony with nature. I have always had a passion for the countryside, animals and the natural environment. Most of my career has been spent in marketing and communications, mainly within education and the landbased industries, latterly using the power of video communications. In an effort to help create a climate for change I decided to use my knowledge and digital skills to share ideas which anyone can adopt, saving money and the planet. I’m not an expert, just an ordinary person who is on a greening journey and wanting to pass on what I’ve learnt to others. Let’s all make some simple changes, become more resilient and try to lead simpler, less materialistic and consumerist way of life.
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