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Nurturing the planet and your wallet this Christmas

The holiday season is a time for joy, generosity, and togetherness. But Christmas time can also play heavy on our pockets and the environment. That’s why we’ve come up with some eco-friendly gift ideas, energy-saving tips, and ways to reduce food wastage this Christmas. This will not only save you money but also make Mother Earth smile.

 

Let’s unwrap some eco-friendly gift ideas, energy-saving tips, and ways to reduce food wastage this Christmas.

 

Experience gifts:

Instead of physical items, gift experiences like concert tickets, spa vouchers, or cooking classes. This not only minimises waste but creates lasting memories.

 

Eco-friendly subscription boxes:

Choose subscription services that offer eco-friendly products such as organic snacks, sustainable beauty products, or ethically sourced coffee.

 

Reusable and sustainable products:

Why not check out gifts that promote a sustainable lifestyle, such as reusable water bottles, stainless steel straws, or beeswax wraps.

 

Adopt-a-Tree or wildlife:

Support environmental causes by adopting a tree or animal in the name of your loved ones.

Did you know you can adopt a native animal? It’s the perfect gift for any animal lover and a great way to inspire friends and family to care for nature as much as you do. There are different animals you can choose to adopt, including a platypus, koala, turtle, and more! We are linking this one because we love it so much!

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Deck the halls with LED lights:

Swap traditional holiday lights for energy-efficient LED options. LEDs use significantly less energy and last longer, reducing both your energy bill and environmental impact.

 

Get lit with solar:

A summer Christmas in Australia gives you the power to light up your house and garden. Opt-in for solar-powered outdoor lights and decorations. Solar power not only eases the burden on the electricity grid but also trims down your energy consumption, leaving you with extra savings during the holidays.

For a sustainable boost, consider a solar system for your home as you gear up for the next festive season.

 

Smart timers for decorations:

Set up smart plugs and timers for your festive decorations. This ensures they are only on when needed, reducing unnecessary energy consumption.

 

Make a list and check it twice

Food waste is a big problem in Australia. Every year over 5 million tonnes of food end up in landfills – enough to fill 9,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools (yikes!). Plan your holiday meals carefully to avoid overbuying. This not only reduces food wastage but also helps you stick to your budget.

 

Composting:

Create a compost pile for food scraps and waste. Composting not only diverts organic waste from landfills but also produces nutrient-rich compost for your garden. Your plants will love you for it!

 

Creative leftover recipes:

We know the feeling you get when you’ve had your third plate, and you glance over at the table to see there’s still enough food to have another ten… We’ve all been there. But this is the time to use that festive spirit and get creative with your leftovers. Transform turkey into sandwiches (don’t forget the cranberry sauce and brie cheese, yum!!), add the veg to a batch of soup, or maybe even a nice pot pie! This not only reduces food wastage but also adds variety to your post-holiday meals.

Here’s a recipe that got our whole team drooling.

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So, this Christmas let’s celebrate with a green heart and a frugal mindset. Sustainable gift-giving, energy-efficient decorations, and mindful consumption can make a significant difference. This festive season, let’s give the gift of a greener tomorrow.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Australia’s abundant sunshine provides an incredible opportunity to tap into the power of solar energy.

Did you know that the choices we make in our daily lives can have a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions and safeguarding the health of our planet?