I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas

A natural remedy for festive fever has been prepared by Christian conservation charity ARocha UK – in the form of a ‘green’ online Advent calendar

Daily doses of environmental advice offer to settle those seasonal challenges – from the thorny problem of Christmas trees to the drastic plastic of shop-bought decorations. Each calendar window opens on a practical plan to soothe the stress on both pocket and planet.

!cid_Home-madefun_ImagefromARochaUKadventcalendarCreditToria_Shutterstock_jpg@1408640637This unique resource includes such tips as – how to choose a ‘happy turkey’, recycle Christmas cards, re-use wrapping materials, shop at charity stores and create candles that are kinder to creation.

‘We’re concerned that households are clogged up with consumerism at Christmas’, said ARocha UK’s Churches And Theology Director Dr Ruth Valerio, ‘and it’s all at the expense of our immediate and wider environment.’

‘Family breakdown, health problems and debt are the festive fall-out for many. A Rocha UK wants to help people reclaim the meaning of this special time and enjoy the true “peace on earth” of Christmas,’ she added.

The online Advent calendar will be available at – http://arocha.org.uk/advent – from 1st December. To fully digest this festive formula, people can sign up for reminders on Facebook and Twitter.

A Rocha UK is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world. It does this through conservation projects, ecological research, campaigning and engaging with churches schools, communities and individuals.

 

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Author: | Date: 4 November, 2014 | Category: Action | Comments: 1


Comments on "I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas"

Linda Wickham:

November 7, 2014

I note that the A Rocha Advent Calendar will be giving advice on choosing a 'happy turkey'. I presume that we will be urged to buy free range. May I suggest that the turkeys might even happier if we don't eat them. Let's celebrate the Advent of Peace and Goodwill by extending it to the whole of Creation, including other sentient creatures on Earth and in doing so improve our own health as well as that of the planet and it's people. The Vegetarian Society have some wonderful seasonal recipes as do BBC Vegetarian Good Food, so do have a look at these before you consider a 'traditional' Christmas lunch. Blessings and Peace. Linda


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