7 November 2014,
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A natural remedy for festive fever has been prepared by A Rocha UK – in the form of a ‘green’ online Advent calendar.
Daily doses of environmental advice offer to settle those seasonal challenges – from the thorny problem of Christmas trees to the drastic plastic of shop-bought decorations. Each calendar window opens on a practical plan to soothe the stress on both pocket and planet.
This unique resource includes such tips as – how to choose a ‘happy turkey’, recycle Christmas cards, re-use wrapping materials, shop at charity stores and create candles that are kinder to creation.
‘We’re concerned that households are clogged up with consumerism at Christmas,’ said Churches And Theology Director Dr Ruth Valerio, ‘and it’s all at the expense of our immediate and wider environment.
‘Family breakdown, health problems and debt are the festive fall-out for many. A Rocha UK wants to help people reclaim the meaning of this special time and enjoy the true “peace on earth” of Christmas,’ she added.
The online Advent calendar will be available at arocha.org.uk/advent throughout December. To fully digest this festive formula, people can sign up for reminders on Facebook and Twitter. (Photo: one of the images from A Rocha UK’s online Advent calendar. Toria/Shutterstock).