Today is day too in Summer’s Red and “Green” event here on Mom Start. We’re bringing you tips on turning your house into an eco friendly green house. Yesterday’s Tip from Summer was all about Eco Advent Calendars. Today Summer brings us some tips on Christmas Trees:
Get your tree! It surprises some people that environmentalist actually endorse using real trees in decorating. Fake trees last forever — in your house and in a landfill. Fake trees also cause MORE allergens as they collect dust year after year. Real Christmas trees are grown for the holidays on tree farms. These farms cut down a select number of trees each year and cycle their land so they can offer trees each year. These farms also replant what they harvest. Not only can you get your tree at the store or from a parking lot vendor BUT many of these tree farms allow people to u-cut their own tree (saws and such materials are typically provided). Another fresh option is getting a permit from your local national forest or park to u-cut (no supplies provided, bring your own). See December 31 for a green way to get rid of your real tree.
For my family, we have to use a fake tree because my sister in law is allergic to real trees. I do love the smell of a real tree, but that’s exactly what she is allergic to. So this is one step we can’t join any of you on. Being the savvy blogger that I am though, I found out that in California you can have a live, living tree.
There is a way to reduce some of the stress while preparing for the holidays – and reduce your environmental impact while you’re at it? The Living Christmas Company allows customers to order a tree, have it delivered and picked up from the comfort of their couch. This way, you can get back to what’s important: running everything.
The Living Christmas Company rents to its customers (currently Greater LA area) a live potted tree, which is kept alive all year long, so households can enjoy the experience of a live tree every year. The Living Christmas Company is a unique way to celebrate the holidays while helping the environment. With prices starting as low as $25 (plus delivery), prices are competitive with buying a tree from a cut tree lot.
In addition to helping the environment, renting a tree from The Living Christmas Company will improve the safety of your home. It is proven that a live tree is more fire resistant than its plastic or cut counterparts. Also families are able to rent the exact tree from the previous year, adding another “branch” to your family tree for the holidays.
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.