…and more

You can apply green principles to anything in life. Here are some examples…

  • Buy fairtrade gifts from an online eco-store or give something non-material such as a massage voucher or a football or theatre ticket. Or give your time – how about a babysitting or decorating “voucher”.
  • Reuse Christmas decorations. Tie presents with ribbon, not sticky tape, so wrapping paper can be reused.
  • Use compostable paper plates or real crockery for parties and picnics.
  • Add some vegetable kebabs and veggie burgers to your barbecue repertoire.

weddings

  • Hire your wedding dress or buy it second-hand. It’s probably only been worn once!
  • Send email invitations
  • Organise car pooling for guests
  • Serve organic, locally-sourced food and wine
  • Use biodegradable confetti
  • Have a green wedding list at an online eco-store
  • Honeymoon nearer home – spend the travel savings on extra luxury

flowers

  • Buy organic or native flowers, preferably locally grown – cut flowers can use a lot of chemical pesticides and fertilisers.

outdoor activities

  • Get walking but choose routes accessible by public transport.
  • When fishing, observe species, size and seasonal restrictions.
  • Keep motors out of the wild: get your thrills mountain-biking, climbing, surfing, kayaking, etc.
  • Join a local bushcare group.

pets

  • Feed your dog or cat less meat.
  • Buy bulk dried food instead of cans to reduce waste or cook your own pet food.
  • Consider a smaller dog or a herbivore pet such as a mouse or guinea pig.
  • Put a bell around your cat’s neck, or keep it indoors at night, to stop it killing native wildlife. Have it desexed to help control the cat population.
  • Instead of owning a pet join a wildlife rescue scheme.

retirement

  • Use your time and experience to help a local environment group – it keeps you active and boosts your social life too
  • Keep active and healthy by cycling, walking, organic gardening and joining a bushcare group.

… and finally

  • Choose to be buried in a biodegradable coffin as cremation releases toxic chemicals. Leave something to a green organisation in your will.

You can apply green principles to anything in life. Here are some examples…

  • Buy fairtrade gifts from an online eco-store or give something non-material such as a massage voucher or a football or theatre ticket. Or give your time – how about a babysitting or decorating “voucher”.
  • Reuse Christmas decorations. Tie presents with ribbon, not sticky tape, so wrapping paper can be reused.
  • Use compostable paper plates or real crockery for parties and picnics.
  • Add some vegetable kebabs and veggie burgers to your barbecue repertoire.

weddings

  • Hire your wedding dress or buy it second-hand. It’s probably only been worn once!
  • Send email invitations
  • Organise car pooling for guests
  • Serve organic, locally-sourced food and wine
  • Use biodegradable confetti
  • Have a green wedding list at an online eco-store
  • Honeymoon nearer home – spend the travel savings on extra luxury

flowers

  • Buy organic or native flowers, preferably locally grown – cut flowers can use a lot of chemical pesticides and fertilisers.

outdoor activities

  • Get walking but choose routes accessible by public transport.
  • When fishing, observe species, size and seasonal restrictions.
  • Keep motors out of the wild: get your thrills mountain-biking, climbing, surfing, kayaking, etc.
  • Join a local bushcare group.

pets

  • Feed your dog or cat less meat.
  • Buy bulk dried food instead of cans to reduce waste or cook your own pet food.
  • Consider a smaller dog or a herbivore pet such as a mouse or guinea pig.
  • Put a bell around your cat’s neck, or keep it indoors at night, to stop it killing native wildlife. Have it desexed to help control the cat population.
  • Instead of owning a pet join a wildlife rescue scheme.

retirement

  • Use your time and experience to help a local environment group – it keeps you active and boosts your social life too
  • Keep active and healthy by cycling, walking, organic gardening and joining a bushcare group.

… and finally

  • Choose to be buried in a biodegradable coffin as cremation releases toxic chemicals. Leave something to a green organisation in your will.