Grist’s recent article A Million and One Ways (at Least!) to Simplify the Holidays makes it clear that low-carbon holidays are perhaps becoming more of a trend than any recent year past. Still, the commercials and stores on every corner trying to sell that last minute stocking stuffer make it hard not to slip back into the consumer-heavy version of Christmas to which so many of us have grown accustomed.
For some ideas and inspiration on how to celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year in a manner that reflects the values our faith inspires, National Interfaith Power & Light has created a great resource page on how to make the holidays Merry Green and Bright.
The webpage is so popular that it even had a mention in the Grist article, so be sure to take a look. And if you have other ideas to share, post them on Facebook.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
–Allison Reeves Jolley, NCIPL Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light (NCIPL) is a program of the North Carolina Council of Churches. NCIPL works with faith communities to address the causes and consequences of global climate change and promote practical, hope-filled responses through education, outreach, and public policy advocacy. Please visit our website for information on our current programs, campaigns, and events.