Polar bears dream of a white Christmas and
Santa used to wear a green coat
Scientists project that if current
warming trends continue, arctic ice may be gone in 70 years!
Santa Claus is a
combination of several pre-Christian legends. The Brits and
Saxons called him King Frost or King Winter. He appeared at
their pagan midwinder festivals, represented by an actor dressed
in a green hooded cloak, wearing a wreath of holly, ivy or
mistletoe. The green coat was a symbol of the returning spring.
More than 2.6 billion holiday
cards are sold in the US each year, enough to fill a football
field 10 stories high. More household waste is produced
during the holidays than at any other time of year.
What can you do about it?
Green holiday practices
Have an Earth-Friendly Holiday
What Christmas tree is best for
the environment—cut, live or artificial?
Pros and cons of the different
the planet’s population uses 25% more resources than the
earth can generate in that time, according to the latest
Living Planet Report by the World Wildlife Fund.
Less can be more
Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday
America ranks as the top global warming polluter in
British Environmentalists are Dreaming of a Green Christmas
(50,000) trees could have been saved
if the wrapping paper thrown away in England in 2005 had been
recycled and reused.
Celebrate Christmas without
wrecking the planet or your finances.
A Feast of Waste
Solstice: Celebrating the return of the sun