• Watlington Climate Action Group

Wishing you an eco-friendly Christmas!


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a sustainable Christmas tree.

Reuse existing plastic trees, decorate twigs or a houseplant instead, or buy locally grown, and remember to get it chipped for mulch.


On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me reusable wrapping

Re-use old fabric as wrapping, or buy recycled, glitter and plastic-free paper. Cut out last year’s Christmas cards to make gift tags.


On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me a home-made Christmas cracker kit. And fill with practical plastic-free gifts


On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me boughs of holly and ivy Use evergreens, twigs and berries with fabric ribbons to make your home seasonably beautiful and plastic-free


On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me Christmas baubles all plastic-free.

Re-use old and buy pre-loved, glass or wooden decorations. Or make your own!


On the Sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Christmas bird not too big. Reduce food waste at Christmas by:

· Buying a slightly smaller bird and fewer accompaniments

· Only put on your plate what you can manage to eat

· Use up leftovers with turkey curry, turkey pie, turkey stir fry, & turkey quiche.

· Freeze what you don’t use for later in the year


On the Seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me a set of reusable shopping bags Don’t forget your reusable shopping bags and containers when doing your Christmas food shop!


On the Eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me the link to the Binzone site. Lots of waste is created at Christmas – so try and recycle what you can.


On the Ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me the promise of a family Christmas altogether. Covid permitting, arrange to have Christmas in a central location so no flights need be taken.


On the Tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me a Christmas list of what they need. Unnecessary stuff clogs up our houses and impacts our planet. Choose locally produced items where possible, gift experiences, or alternatively help a farmer be trained to farm for Climate Change with Oxfam Unwrapped.


On the Eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me some old decorations to hang outside. Avoid too many lights, especially outside. This will save energy and money and looks festive and beautiful.


On the Twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me lovingly baked Christmas goodies. Shortbreads, mince pies, Christmas Puddings and Christmas cakes – consider having baking days with the family and making the process a fun tradition whilst reducing plastic packaging at the same time!

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