38 minutes | Nov 28, 2019

8: 'Tis The Season To Be...Green!

Hello, welcome to EPISODE EIGHT! Time has absolutely flown and this is our final episode of 2019. Fear not, we will be back next year with more climate positive solutions and chats. We want to say a massive thank you to YOU - our supporters and listeners who have been championing us since the day one.  ‘Tis The Season To Be...Green, is all about channeling your inner climate queen and taking the less is more approach to this festive season. It can be a tough time of year and very stressful, so we are encouraging you to choose PRESENCE over PRESENTS this holiday season. Why not give the gift of your time to the ones you love? Or volunteer your time to support others who aren’t so fortunate. This episode is packed with lots of ideas, tips and tricks for a more sustainable festive season.  This Friday November 29th, also marks another global student climate strike for our future. We stand in solidarity with the thousands of students taking to the streets to demand change all across the world. #GlobalStrike4Future SHOW NOTES: Support our sea swim here: https://ie.gofundme.com/manage/support-masi-this-christmas Homeless Period  Ireland: https://www.homelessperiodireland.ie/  MASI -  https://www.masi.ie/ Less is more- Gift Experiences: https://www.groupon.ie/ Buy me once -long lasting items: https://buymeonce.com/ Buy a tree! GROWN: https://www.grown.ie/ Buy a star: https://www.buyastar.ie/  Donate to charities like: VOICE AMAZON RAINFOREST: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/  OFFSET YOUR CARBON EMISSIONS with VITA-: https://vita.ie/product/carbon-calculator/ Make your own gift: https://minimalistbaker.com/4-ingredient-nutella-vegan-gf/ Buy Second hand - 100% reloved https://100percentreloved.com/  Zero Waste Starter Kits / Gifts from  - https://www.reuzi.ie/  Veg box subscription - Green Earth Organics https://www.greenearthorganics.ie/farm-or-irish-produce/organic-irish-veg-box.html PACKAGING: 83,000 tonnes packaging https://repak.ie/christmas/  = 7.5 times as heavy as the Eiffel tower!  GIFT WRAPPING: Furoshiki:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F74Dwe2BDFw Brown tape for presents: https://www.reuzi.ie/store1/Brown-Paper-Sticky-Tape-2-5cm-wide-p137580300 What to do with wrapping paper:  https://www.mywaste.ie/what-to-do-with/wrapping-paper/  Reusable wrapping bags- not on the high street: https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/linenandlisle/product/hand-printed-star-pattern-linen-gift-bag?force_currency=EUR&DGMKT=FID__TID_aud-453406178336:pla-340879747907_PID_395762_CRI_340879747907&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2vjuBRCqARIsAJL5a-IgH_a4gylqtYq797wgK7bHLEP8WrQ0yVaH_Bw6CWVkAdPZGP2gK9YaAqHCEALw_wcB Pat’s cards from REUZI: https://www.reuzi.ie/store1/Plantable-Wildflower-Card-Reindeer-p160217106 CHRISTMAS TREE & DECORATIONS: Pinterest Eco-Friendly Christmas decorations: https://www.pinterest.ie/search/pins/?rs=ac&len=2&q=eco%20friendly%20christmas%20decorations&eq=eco%20friendly%20christmas&etslf=21137&term_meta[]=eco%7Cautocomplete%7C0&term_meta[]=friendly%7Cautocomplete%7C0&term_meta[]=christmas%7Cautocomplete%7C0&term_meta[]=decorations%7Cautocomplete%7C0 Plastic tree better only use it thirty times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/26/business/energy-environment/fake-christmas-tree-vs-real-tree.html The living tree: https://www.livingchristmas.com/our-story LED Lights 75% less energy and last up to 25 times longer: https://www.thespruce.com/is-switching-to-led-christmas-lights-worth-the-investment-1387898 FOOD WASTE: Article from Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/christmas/food-drink/over-4-million-christmas-dinners-are-thrown-away-each-year-a6757211.html Stop Food Waste tips: https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/news-and-media/press-releases/Pages/Cut-food-waste-this-Christmas.aspx https://stopfoodwaste.ie/ One can enough energy to run Christmas lights for 2 hours: https://www.gwp.co.uk/guides/christmas-packaging-facts/  Swapsies.ie: www.swapsies.ie  Thriftmas: swapsies/sustainable fashion dublin: @swapsiesdublin/@sustainablefashiondublin on Instagram 
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