As an environmentalist (and committed miserabilist) it is always tempting to focus on the wastefulness inherent in a modern Christmas. The cards, the wrapping paper, the food, the tree dying slowly in the corner of the room, the constellations of fairy lights, the "comedy" socks you'll never wear and the Love Miles that, if you’re honest, you're pretty ambivalent about travelling. Seriously, the Grinch has got nothing on me.
But given this has been the year that green indisputably went mainstream perhaps I should instead focus on the potential for a more sustainable holiday season.
There are certainly plenty of green gifts out there for environmentally conscious business people and BusinessGreen has taken a look at some of the best ones out there. We've also reviewed a clever little device that will allow you to turn the Queen's Speech off at the wall without even getting up from your Turkey
For the more mercenary among you how's about some cold hard lucre in the form of some carbon futures? Or for those with some cash to splash what about a CHP generator from E.ON, or a greener company car that'll save your business and employees a fortune, or better still a bike?
Whatever you get up to over the holiday season have a great one. BusinessGreen will be taking a break for a week or so from next Wednesday and I look forward to catching up with you again in the New Year.
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