As this new day dawns full of energy and life, the world is full of new beginnings. Those fireworks signal the start of a new year. The remnants of Christmas very quickly disappear. Another year down and regular life begins again.
Time to make time. For you. For your family. For your lover. For your life. For life itself…
I hope your Christmas break has been truly special and I wish you and your family a wonderfully successful 2013 where dreams really do come true!
So long Christmas…….
The “living” Christmas tree has been beautiful….. But it seems like a lot of effort for just a few weeks of Christmas cheer. And what do you do with the (now dying) living Christmas tree?
They are renewable; they absorb carbon dioxide and they create oxygen. So why not recycle? Right……HOW?
SYDNEY: Every Wednesday between the 29th of Dec and the 19th Jan, the Sydney City Council is offering a free pick up of pine-Christmas trees. Once collected, these trees will be composted.
MELBOURNE: Melbournians check with your local councils.
ADELAIDE: In Adelaide there is no pick-up service but nurseries should accept used trees.
DARWIN: Take your tree down to the Shoal Bay Waste Disposal Site and there the trees will be disposed of correctly.
Unfortunately in CANBERRA, PERTH, HOBART and BRISBANE, there are no recycling programs at this time. Never fear though…
If you need help recycling yourself why not borrow a mulcher off your neighbour and make some compost of your own? Or if you have a pond or dam? Tossing in your Christmas tree actually helps the fish by providing shelter and nutrients.
As far as live and artificial Christmas trees compare; the pine trees are much better for the environment… And by turning your pine tree into compost you are preventing methane from entering the atmosphere.
Next year, I have found an even better idea! I will be going for an “ECO CHRISTMAS TREE.” Finally an Aussie company that is renting out real, “living,” potted Christmas trees, 1.8m high, for the same price as a cut pine. After Christmas they go on to plant your tree in a plantation. Now THAT is a fabulous idea!
Let’s make 2013 the year of sustainability, health, tree hugging and banning everything toxic in our homes wherever we live. Cheers to the future! x