Dreaming of a green xmas
We read somewhere recently that you can offset the carbon smoke coming out of your mobile phone (or something) by refusing to give presents this Christmas.
In fact, the article suggested we send cards saying: ‘This year, we’re giving you the gift of the planet’. Bleugh!
Luckily, the Green Guide for Christmas proffers (slightly) more sensible advice, providing everything you need to make your Christmas greener.
Choose from organic or Fair Trade grub, hampers, clothes, shoes, gifts, chocolates, wine, cosmetics, gadgets, jewellery, toys, cards, decorations, books, magazines and all sorts of other right-on stuff.
Or why not, ha ha, go for the kooky angle. Buy a tank for £1,000 and keep five blacksmiths in Sierra Leone busy for a year as they turn it into ploughshares. Come to think of it, we’re not really sure if that’s a good thing or not.
Or maybe give your teenager a voucher for a course on low-impact living instead of that iPod they wanted. That should wipe the stupid grin off their face.
Yes, there’s something planet-friendly for everyone in the Green Guide for Christmas. Gift suggestions start at just 35p (for the terminally stingy) and go all the way up to more than £8,000 (for the terminally adulterous).
You can order your copy online.
Posted by Thin White Duke
October 15th, 2006