As world leaders met in Durban, South Africa to discuss climate change, one has to wonder if the issue of Santa Claus’ huge carbon footprint came up. According to Ethical Ocean, Santa’s carbon footprint for his annual trip around the world to deliver presents comes to 69.7 million metric tons, with those toys being the biggest contributor to his footprint. That is more than the annual carbon footprint of the entire country of Ireland (60.3 million tons)!
What can Santa do? Perhaps he needs some targets and a plan to get back on track. Let’s take a look at his track record and see where he could improve.
via Ethical Ocean – eco friendly products, fair trade and vegan shopping.
The Santa who comes to our house doesn’t wrap the presents. They are left in stockings that are re-used each year or left unwrapped next to the stocking. The milk is local organic milk and the cookies are homemade by our kids. Hopefully there won’t be any lemons this year.
What steps is your Santa taking to reduce his emissions?
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