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EXPOSED: The Shocking Carbon Footprint Of One Of America's Most Famous Celebrities


Offbeat  (tags: CO2emissions, greenhousegases, humans, children, culture, environment, ethics, off-beat, humor, pictures, society, world )

JL
- 600 days ago - upworthy.com
Santa's big annual gig comes with a mega carbon footprint. Ethical Ocean imagines the potential environmental impact of delivering all those toys and offers some practical, earth-friendly solutions the big guy could take to reduce his impact.



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JL A. (272)
Friday December 7, 2012, 5:10 pm
Santa’s big annual gig comes with a mega carbon footprint. Ethical Ocean imagines the potential environmental impact of delivering all those toys and offers some practical, earth-friendly solutions the big guy could take to reduce his impact. (Hint: Some of them apply to us Santa stand-ins, too.)
Kim Hohman
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:47 pm

Actually some darn good tips on things we rarely think about, though Santa himself my not pay attention the rest of us could give a hand..
 

JL A. (272)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:00 pm
You are right Kit. My choice on the wrapping paper part was to do bags--still recycling ones going back 15+ years (as are other family members--some of the ones older than 15 don't look as spruce).
 

John B. (215)
Friday December 7, 2012, 8:14 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post. I buy locally, hand made, reuse wrapping paper, gift bags and hand deliver cards when possible. We all must do our part. Read and noted. I guess I was so bad last year that Santa didn't leave either coal or switches just reindeer poop in the yard.:~)
 

JL A. (272)
Friday December 7, 2012, 9:38 pm
Thanks for the giggle John! Sounds like you are already doing your part! You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week.
 

Christeen Anderson (463)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 4:09 am
Gladly noted. Thank you for sharing this wonderful news item with us.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:37 am
Ho ho ho!
 

paul m. (93)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:55 am

Noted
 

Donnaa D. (12)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:25 am
yes the waste incurred on festivities like these are enormous, i never wrap my parcels, unless i have too, i use shopping bags already having been used, which are recyclable
 

John Gregoire (257)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:37 am
Does this mean he can't leave polluting lumps of coal?
 

Ann K. (113)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:39 am
Our holidays are low key and we stopped exchanging gifts many years ago.
 

Leigh Anne T. (0)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:06 am
i used to love wrapping but it's too much time now so i use bags and if they are kept in good condition reuse them
 

paula eaton (30)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:16 am
Got to try to recycle as much as possible.
 

Dave C. (213)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:19 am
Not surprised.....its hard, but we do try to remember the earth when we celebrate........limit unecessary gifts.....give necessities only.......
 

JL A. (272)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:27 am
You cannot currently send a star to Christeen because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Gloria because you have done so within the last week.
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Stars dispersed where possible--many of these ideas also work for birthdays, weddings, showers, anniversaries and other occasions with gifts!
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 9:06 am
I always use gift bags and reuse them, year after year - I've even managed to convert my family to do the same (and believe me, that took some doing)!

Noted. Thanks for an amusing, but thought provoking article, J. L.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:54 pm
Merry thanks J.L. I shared on F.B. Whew the math of Christmas giving and all because of a little (chubby) old elf or thoughtful old (fat) father hundreds of years in the past!

Long distance diverse ages family, with limited funds, being environmentally aware, very lazy, & of no religion but my own, I decided that this holiday is for the children in my family under 18. As a teaching and loving/respect gift, I send small amounts of money, for them to use & find out what is important to their lives at this time. All know that I love them, think of them, regardless of ages or relationship. If my gifts are not good enough - so be it. Happy and Loving Holiday to you all!

 

JL A. (272)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:28 pm
What a marvelous capture of the spirit that is supposed to go with this holiday Lin! Many happy returns with my you are welcome!You cannot currently send a star to Lin part time because you have done so within the last week.
 
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