Times change, so do the priorities and issues.
Have you noticed how noticeably our climate is changing? Taking a stroll on the mountains that morning I was wondering if we're ever going to realize what we are doing. Is it already too late?
Christmas celebrations are meant to be all about happiness. But happiness and enjoyment at the cost of nature? No! The need of the hour is to change the way we visualize "celebrations". It is no longer about bringing a ton of plastic home decoration stuff and then disposing it off after a few weeks. Nor is it about having your home shine with lights that consume a lot of additional power. Of course you want to enjoy, we all want to, but why not do it in a way that restricts the negatives?
I'm going to attempt to keep some things under control to make it a clean and green Christmas. Here are some points:
-Do you have colored wrappers or decorative stuff from the previous year's events? Use them up!
-Throwing plastic items because they are "trash"? Think again. You could get the creative part of your mind running and make something out of them!
-You could place the lights in places where they are visible from the widest angle possible. I almost halved the lighting last year while maintaining that dazzle.
-You could teach the kids how to make something out of nothing. They have ideas, time and creativity. Get them started!
-Explore the internet and find out what all you can do to make it greener. There are a lot of websites that help you cut on expenses and keep it green and just as happy as ever.
-Spread the word! Get your neighbors to help you make it green and clean.
If there was ever a time to make a change, it is write now!
Let the new year mark a change in the way you live, think and see. Don't forget to capture the priceless moments either.
Happy shooting through a Merry Christmas! :)
(if you want to read more about the topic, here's a good page I found: Green Christmas)