Your guide to a sustainable Christmas!

07.12.16 By
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Christmas is an exciting time of year – but unfortunately, it can also be a burden on the environment.

However, with a few small actions we can all make Christmas a little bit more sustainable!

1. Use Solar-Powered Christmas Lighting

There’s a huge range of solar-powered Christmas lights available for decorating outdoors.

When bringing the festivities indoors try LED Christmas lights, which use 85% less energy than traditional, larger Christmas bulbs.

2. Homemade cards and wrapping paper

Rather than spending money on Christmas wrapping paper, try using old newspapers, scarves, handkerchiefs, pillowcases or material to wrap gifts.

3. Support a Charity


Christmas is a time of giving, and it’s an important time to support Australian charities. With increased cuts to funding, charities are undertaking more essential services in our society than ever before!


For a list of Australian charities visit the Australian Charities and Non-profit Commissions register.

To make a donation to the Climate Council, click here.

4. Reduce throw away waste

Try to avoid using single-use items such as plastic cutlery, straws, coffee cups, plastic bags and cling wrap. It’s estimated Australians use 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year.

Looking for a sustainable stocking-filler? The Climate Council is selling re-usable KeepCups this Christmas, with all funds going directly to the Climate Council’s work.

Help reduce your impact this Christmas by purchasing a Climate Council KeepCup below.

Small Cups (8 oz) are $14.00

Medium Cups (12 oz) are $16.00.

$10.00 postage and handling will be charged per order.


From all the team at the Climate Council, wishing you a sustainable festive season!

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