How to have a more sustainable Christmas

Published on November 3, 2020 by Alex Eade

For those of us who want to live more sustainably, Christmas can be a big stumbling block. The temptation to splash out on gifts, buy reams of wrapping paper, and pile up plates with turkey and pigs in blankets is high. Below, we’ve put together a list of a few simple things that you can do to reduce your impact on the planet this December, whilst still having a jolly old time.

One of these things is offsetting some of your carbon by planting a tree in Malawi. This ‘Thousand Tree Challenge’ is being taken on by Tom Bowden’s registered charity, Building Malawi, and you can find out more and donate here.

We invite you to share these tips with friends and family, so that we can all have a very merry (and sustainable) Christmas!

Christmas sustainability tips in an infographic


Update: In 2022, after several years in the making, we launched our Digital Carbon Footprint Audit, which helps you to understand the carbon output of your website and provides recommendations to make it greener. If you are looking to improve your digital sustainability, you can find out more about the audit here.