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How People in London Can Have Their Greenest Christmas Ever

Who says you can't have a great time
this Christmas AND do your bit for Planet Earth? In this two-minute read, we
look at some simple things people in London can do to make the
festive period as eco-friendly as possible.

There's been some positive vaccine news
starting to come out in the UK and across the world.

But the news around our planet's health isn't
as rosy. On Wednesday (2 December), United Nations Secretary-General António
Guterres urged nations to make radical changes before it's too late.

It's obvious now that climate change needs
tackling with as much energy and vigour as finding a vaccine for Covid-19 was.

The good news is we can all play a positive
part, even at Christmas.

Here are six wonderful ways to keep it
green this festive period.

1)
Get Real – You would have to use your artificial Christmas tree for more
than 20 years for it to be greener than one real tree.

2)
It's a Wrap – Use recycled paper or fabric to wrap up those pressies.

3)
Plastic Not So Fantastic – Choose gifts that are certified plastic-free. Look out for
trusted labels like Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and check out The Plastic
Free Shop online.

4)
Glittered Up Decorations– Use plant-based glitter, which is much kinder to the environment.

5)
Lasting Memories– Instead of a jumper that never gets worn, why not give a loved one
an experience-based gift. Just Google 'experience gifts' and you'll be spoilt
for choice.

6)
Waste Not Want Not – We all know Christmas is a time when we relax and eat a little
more than we should. But it pays to be mindful of the amount of food waste that
happens over the holiday period. Plan ahead to reduce the waste and all its
negative environmental impacts.

Doing any of the above won't reduce your
happiness this Christmas. Look at it this way, by going greener, you're giving
a priceless gift to future generations.

At Holland Properties, we're about much more than just
property. We love to do all we can for our clients, our community, and our
climate.

What's your best environmentally-friendly
Christmas tip you'd like to share with your neighbours in London?

Thanks for reading.

Copyright 2020 Holland Properties

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