When I was a kid (and still to this day) one of my favorite Christmas moments is when you come downstairs on any December morning and you see the tree, unlit, with the ornaments sort of glowing softly in the dim light.
What is more sustainable - a real Christmas tree or a fake? My fake is probably made of all kinds of nasties - but I can use it year on year. Real trees - though? I just don't know. I think I made a good choice, but something about this question feels slightly complicated - and I can't put my finger on it. As we approach the holiday season - how can we make sustainable choices with our Christmas trees? What do you think?
Shelley has definitely hit the nail on the head: This feels complicated. Like Shelley, I have an artificial tree. It's a small table-top tree that I've had for years.
The simple answer is: real trees are better for the earth. However, there's a bit more to know. Here's the run-down: