Leamington charity hopes to help people have a sustainable Christmas

The manager of Leamington charity Action 21 says there are plenty of ways to enjoy Christmas in an envronmentally-friendly fashion.

Louise Male, who runs the sustainability charity, highlights research undertaken by the Guardian newspaper that states that by the time the ingredients that make up the average British Christmas dinner arrive on our plates, they have travelled a combined distance of 49,000 miles.

She said: “There are many ways to help reduce the environmental impact of our Christmas celebrations.

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“From the choices we make about our food, the presents we buy and how we dispose of our rubbish, we can all do our bit to help keep our Christmas greener.”

Action 21 has compiled a list to help people make their Christmas more sustainable, which can be found on the charity’s blog at: www.action21.co.uk/how-to-have-a-sustainable-christmas

As well as facts about how and how much we consume at Christmas, there are practical tips on how to reduce the impact of celebrations on the environment.

Ms Male said: “The charity’s hope is that we will both encourage and enable Warwick and Leamington to enjoy Christmas, knowing we are helping the local – and global environment.”