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


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JL
- 1299 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. (282)
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
 

John B. (194)
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. (282)
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 (653)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 4:09 am
Gladly noted. Thank you for sharing this wonderful news item with us.
 

Gloria picchetti (310)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 5:37 am
Ho ho ho!
 

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

Noted
 

donnaa d. (14)
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 (293)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:37 am
Does this mean he can't leave polluting lumps of coal?
 

Ann K. (112)
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. (239)
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.......
 

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. (282)
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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