Feel less guilty about your Christmas tree (if you have one and celebrate Christmas, of course). I wrote over here last week about the benefits of buying a live tree from a local tree farm. Trees are compostable, a renewable resource, and local tree farms support the local economy. And artificial trees are made from petroleum products, shipped from China, and loaded with troublesome chemicals and potentially lead.
But there is still some nagging sense of guilt associated with cutting down a tree to decorate it, put it in your house, and celebrate for a few weeks.
So two activists started World Christmas Tree 2008. If you submit a photo of your tree, they will donate to the World Land Trust to save one square foot of rainforest somewhere in the world.
Brilliant. I submitted a photo tonight, and it was super easy and quick. I don’t see mine up on the site, but maybe it refreshes every so often.
So, for a few moments of time, you can lessen your green guilt about that beautiful tree in your living room! Have at it. Do you feel lighter?