Eco Christmas Design
In this article, designer Nicola Jones talks about how to go green at Christmas, looking to the past for ideas to craft and hand make your way through decorations and finishing touches. Christmas need not be a plastic fuelled event, with chemically processed decorations that do more damage than good. Find out festive ideas that won’t break the bank nor heighten the demand for mass produced items.
Title: Back to the Future
Date: Winter 2008
Publication: Improve Don’t Move Magazine
Content: Christmas interiors and being mindful of waste and commercialism.
Extract: “This time of year is a worrying combination of synthetic materials and vast energy use. For a Christmas style that is not artificial, bring a traditional touch to the home. For the environment this means less demand on non renewable resources like fossil fuels, less demand on the new manufacture of products (say no to consumerism) and when Christmas has past, less demand on landfill. Adapt your Christmas season to save energy costs, to return to nature, to maintain air quality levels and to reduce damage to the environment. Christmas should be less about material things and more about spending time with family and friends in an ethical and environmentally responsible way. Isn’t that a gift in itself?”