With Halloween and fireworks night all but a distant memory, businesses can now unashamedly embrace Christmas as the next major event that will brighten the dark days and cheer up cash-strapped customers.
But before your facilities departments start decking the halls with the usual unsustainable tinsel or flashing plastic snowmen, ask them to stop and think for a second about the state of the environment.
Maybe they should take a leaf out of the book of London organisation InMidTown, which has opted for solar-powered LED fairy lights this year to minimise the electricity guzzled every year by lights and decorations.
The Tank was so thrilled by the idea, we've already started roasting our chestnuts on a biomass boiler, and are crossing our fingers that Santa will install some carbon capture storage technology for us while he's sliding down our chimney on Christmas Eve.
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