It's that time of year when I'm asked over and over again to settle the debate about real versus plastic Christmas trees. Which choice is the greener one?
Well Ellipsos, a company focusing on sustainable development, did that very analysis. And the winner of this annual holiday dilemma is a natural tree! Their comparative life cycle assessment chose natural as the better option with respect to the impacts on climate change and resource depletion. You may also want to ask that your tree is grown pesticide-free. Just a thought.
That said, if you already have an artificial tree, take good care of it and it should last about 20 years.
Should neither of the above options appeal to you, I have a third suggestion. Many of our supporters are looking for creative ways to start a new Christmas tree tradition.
What are you doing this year to green the holidays? What creative solutions have your friends and family come up with?
Let me know,
Queen of Green