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Join us for Veganuary + what’s the greenest kind of Christmas tree?

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What’s the greenest kind of Christmas tree?
Perhaps cutting down Xmas trees isn’t so bad for the planet after all… Ask Umbra tells us “selective thinning of the forest reduces competition among young trees, which will otherwise duke it out for sunlight and nutrients until some out-compete and kill off the others. For two, strategic sawing cuts back on fuel sources for future fires, helping prevent them from blooming into destructive mega-blazes. Then there’s the fact that a wild-cut tree is always organic, unlike most of the farmed trees out there, which get regular pesticide treatments.”

Read the full Q&A on Grist now…


Veganuary wants you to go vegan for the month of January
“Sign the pledge and go animal-free for one month. With Veganuary’s fabulous online resources, it’s easier than you think.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of going vegan, then here’s something that might help you get started. Called “Veganuary” (pronounced vee-gan-uary), this UK-based charity calls on individuals to make a pledge to avoid all animal products during the month of January, in the hope that after trying it for a few weeks, you’ll realise how manageable it actually is and stick with it for the long-term…”

Get the scoop from Treehugger now…


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