Soooo… Christmas is coming up soon! I don’t know about you but I love this time of year and I’m really excited to give presents to everyone!
But when I see all these products, all these decorations, I can’t help but ask myself: where do they all come from and it which conditions were they made? And I feel bad about encouraging this endless consumption and production of waste and misery… And what for?
Speaking of Christmas, here’s a project that really moved me: l’Opération Joyeux Noël. This initiative is carried by lilo, a search engine that funds social projects. How does it work? Well, 1 search = 1 drop of water and you can choose to donate your drops of water to one or more projects, which are then funded by lilo’s advertising revenue. It’s a good way to support projects when your broke, and the search engine works really well too!
Food & Agriculture
Let’s be honest, we don’t have a clue where (most of) the food we buy comes from. And, most of the time, we don’t really know what’s in it either. So, maybe you’ve been thinking about growing some of your own food, I know I have. Well, here’s a pretty cool video about starting a food revolution called “The age of the farmer”
But we still need a sustainable, larger form of agriculture to “feed the planet”. Well, here’s an article about how Sustainable Farm Partners helps farms make the transition from conventional to organic methods… and it pays off!
Finally, as you may already know, animal agriculture the main cause of climate change (51% of greenhouse gas emissions). So if you truly want to have a green Christmas, have one or two meals without meat; or even better, make it completely vegetarian! Here are some recipes for inspiration: https://www.vegsoc.org/christmas/christmas-recipe-overview
“The only thing in human life you can give away and not be left with less, is love and affection” – Abe Osheroff