The holiday season is a time of joy, generosity, and celebration. It’s also a perfect time to reflect on our environmental impact and explore ways to celebrate sustainably. This year, why not give the gift of a cleaner planet by incorporating sustainability into your Christmas and New Year festivities?
Embracing the Clean Up Australia ‘Change Makers’ Session
Clean Up Australia has been leading the charge in environmental sustainability through education and action. Their ‘Change Makers’ program is an innovative blend of team building and corporate volunteering, designed to mobilize people for environmental good.
What’s the Focus?
The session zeroes in on environmental sustainability, offering a deep dive into Australia’s waste challenges and providing effective solutions. Delivered in-person or online, it’s an engaging way to understand the waste problem, its lifecycle, and the legacy we leave for future generations.
Participating teams gain valuable insights into Clean Up Australia’s operations, fostering a sense of unity and purpose. The program encourages self-reflection and brainstorming on practical ways to reduce waste and improve environmental impact both at work and home.
Charity and Team Building
By partnering with Clean Up Australia, your team’s involvement also translates into direct financial support for the charity, with 50% of the net profit from every session donated to their cause.
Practical Ways to Reduce Environmental Impact
Here are some practical tips to make your holiday season more sustainable, inspired by the ‘Change Makers’ program:
● Gift Responsibly:
Choose presents that are useful, long-lasting, or experiences rather than physical items.
● Decorate with Nature:
Use natural materials like branches, berries, and flowers for decoration.
● Eco-friendly Wrapping:
Opt for reusable gift bags or recycled wrapping paper.
● Sustainable Feasting:
Plan meals to minimise waste, use local and organic produce, and avoid disposable cutlery and plates.
At Home and Work
● Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
Apply this golden rule rigorously during the festive season and beyond.
● Energy Efficiency:
Use LED lights for holiday lighting and ensure devices are energy efficient.
● Waste Management:
Set up proper recycling stations at home and in the office.
● Educate and Engage:
Share the message of sustainability with friends, family, and colleagues.
The holiday season is more than just a time for celebration; it’s an opportunity to make a positive impact. By adopting sustainable practices and supporting initiatives like Clean Up Australia’s ‘Change Makers,’ we can enjoy a festive season that’s merry for us and the planet.
Let’s come together to create a sustainable future, one celebration at a time.