Vocal Trash Dreams of a Green Christmas
“May your world have air that is clean!
And may all your Christmases be green!”
Vocal Trash has some helpful suggestions with how you can have a very Merry Christmas, but still be kind to the environment and “go green” this holiday season.
What Can You Do To Recycle Gift Wrap?
The Vocal Trash gang recommends the following “green” gift wrapping ideas…
- Choose reusable packaging such as old Altoids cans or old boxes.
- Wrap gifts in used magazines, sale ads, and newspapers for a little added creativity.
- Take old Christmas and birthday cards or junk mail to create To/From tags.
- Get more green gift wrapping ideas here!
What Can You Do To Recycle Your Christmas Tree?
“Treecycling,” or Christmas tree recycling, is a great way to save your tree from ending up in a landfill. Instead of throwing your tree in the trash (where decomposition rates are slow due to a lack of oxygen), go to www.Earth911.com to find out where you can recycle Christmas tree waste to be reused as mulch, landscaping material, or gardening wood. Sometimes recycling Christmas trees can also go toward playground material, walkways, hiking trails, walking paths, or beachfront erosion prevention efforts.
How Else Can You Have A Recycling Christmas?
Another great eco-friendly trend is to buy living Christmas trees that come in pots. After the Christmas season, you can then replant the trees in your backyard. Many growers also offer to pick up your tree after the holidays and plant it on their own lots too!
Keep in mind that real Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases, and emit fresh oxygen. One acre of Christmas trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people, so the one million acres of Christmas tree farms in America provides 18 million people with life-giving oxygen every day! With Christmas tree recycling programs in place, you no longer have to worry about having a beautiful, real tree in your living room hurting the environment.
Don’t forget to take your reusable shopping bags to the stores with you this holiday season and
“THINK… before you THROW IT AWAY!”
Best Holiday Wishes,
The Vocal Trash Gang
Vocal Trash is a troupe of environmental entertainers who have been engaging audiences with their unique and exciting brand of entertainment for a decade from New York to Seattle. Whether in Madison Square Garden or the Venetian Hotel and Casino, Vocal Trash is environmentally conscious using upcycled materials on stage. The group asks that you "THINK… before you throw it away!"