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As you Christmas environment to celebrate friendly

open To a lot of eating and drinking, under the tree, surrounded by candles, Kitsch and light chains – about as for many this Christmas. According to Greta, and climate of strikes and all, but we are not sure whether this can still go on with the consumer battle, and the lush binge. We need to leave now, but not in the mood to spoil. A bit of eco-friendly party goes on even without the Eco-fuss.

The feast

The food makes up almost 30 percent of our personal footprint, 40 percent of which fall solely on meat, fish and dairy products. We would serve it to a feast, Vegi food menu instead of a fillet, we could get the most for our environmental performance. However, the a or other relatives is likely to turn up their noses when there is no meat on the table. But this is for the Celebration of the day in here too: 100 grams per Person per week are acceptable.

To fit in potatoes, rice and pasta pollute the environment a little more, and seasonal vegetables. Those who don't know what's in season (probably the most), and Vegetables.ch/season calendar info. What's up, always carrots. To buy organic vegetables, bring to the climate, no benefits, regional only marginal. Who doesn't want to be without in the Winter on Mediterranean vegetables, buys better such from southern Europe instead of Swiss greenhouses, because their heating system consumes an enormous amount of-mostly fossil-based, energy. A Kilo of Swiss greenhouse tomatoes may be more damaging than 100 grams of beef.

Eco angels ... cook a vegetarian feast menu based on seasonal products, the impact the climate by up to three times less than a meat dish. In the pan and not in the energy-guzzling oven. If the guests don't like to give up meat: Local chicken caused about half as much greenhouse gas as pork and six times less like beef.

drinking water

It makes up only 0.2 per cent of our environmental impact, but nowhere it is more convenient to save as here: faucet, carafe and done. To buy bottled water is – you can't say it deliberately – completely idiotic. In order to achieve the environmental impact of a single glass from a Swiss PET bottle, we could drink 160 glasses of tap water. Imported water in glass bottles, cut off even 480 times worse, and the trip tohelp means business is not as expecting again.

Eco angels ... drink tap water, and unrefrigerated, because the fridge would increase the footprint again. Who can't live without "with": tap water with a bubbling device in carbonic acid water turn. This is almost the same environment as chilled tap water. But only if you use the device every day, and for several years, and not just for guests. By the way: A full refrigerator consumes significantly more energy than an empty one, however, only in the first 24 hours, until everything is heated. From there, the food act as cooling elements that can cushion the door on energy loss better.

Of alcohol

saints flow of the spirits, often in Streams. Ironically, they occupy but behind the coffee place 2 of the most environmentally damaging beverage. The balance sheet can still improve. As a rule of thumb here is: beer before wine. Because wine is causing a much higher footprint.

beer: 5 deciliters correspond to a GHG emission of approximately 100 grams; therefore, one could fill more than 20 balloons with CO2. The burden on the environment, approximately the same as a 700-Meter ride with the car. Depending on the packaging and transport of the footprint of beer is growing to varying degrees.

Eco angels ... to grab a bottle of beer with the Depot from a local brewery (saves transport costs), and (very important!) return after Christmas. Similarly good, the environment is doses balance of beer, as long as you recycle them. Further Ökotrick: the beer in the Winter, the outside cool and so Greenhouse gas emission saving.

wine is 10'000 times more burdensome for the environment than tap water. Not just the rosy life cycle assessment is mainly due to the plant protection products, which are used against fungal attack. On the other hand, the CO2 emissions generated when you Import a bottle from California, and corresponds to, for example a car journey of 1.4 kilometres. To the feast you can serve in a quiet wine, if you go a couple of Times to walk.

Eco angels ... have a hard time. There is no rule of thumb to find the most eco-friendly wine on the shelf; Ökoweine are not automatically better, because natural pesticides are a burden on the environment. In addition, a Syrah from California do not need to necessarily have a higher carbon footprint than a Barolo from the Piedmont; the mode of transport is crucial (in the Tank or bottled; by ship or by truck). If in doubt, choose a Red (which are generally less polluting than White) in a lighter bottle, or a Box (falls during Transport to the weight), a from fungus-resistant grape varieties for the not-so-many pesticides are necessary These Piwi wines are up to five times less harmful to the environment.

Dessert

made From Butter, cream, eggs and chocolate, the most delicious Desserts arise. Unfortunately, they leave not only the body, but also to the environment the most significant traces of: milk and eggs have meat and fish the largest footprint. Per chocolate 340 grams of CO2, as much as 2.5 kilometers with the car. Add to that the energy generated for baking or Cooling.

Eco angels ... to eat cinnamon Christmas a vegan cream with Apple compote and caramel nuts polymerized tree. Or chestnuts mousse with pears. Seasonal and regional.

The coffee

Now, we need to be very strong: Our love awake is a real climate makers sinners; it represents 10 percent of our environmental impact through diet. 50 to 100 grams of CO2 per Cup, more than any other drink. About half is produced in the cultivation and processing of the beans, a third in preparation. At coffee capsule packing aluminum is in addition a negative weight.

Eco angels ... drink black tea. In terms of environmental impact, eight cups to weigh tea, and a Cup of coffee. And so much black tea should be enough to keep Awake I guess. It is not without: coffee with the French press or Filter prepare, which is six times more energy efficient than the fully automatic machines. Or in the espresso pot on the smallest stove.

The Christmas tree

Oh, plastic tree, o plastic tree, how green your leaves are? The answer to that is: It depends on how and where it was produced and how long you use it. It retains a plastic tree for at least five to sixteen years (depending on the mode of production), instead of getting every Christmas is a real good for the climate. Real trees do not cause but only greenhouse gases, bind also CO2 in the eight-to-ten years, in which they grow. The only Problem is that the imported Baume and often have to be heavily sprayed. Negative impact of Transport and (partly cooling requiring) storage also.

Eco angels ... choose one of unsprayed spruce or fir from the Region. In the case of trees in pot's demands, whether they are grown in. If not, you may have it hard later because the roots had to be heavily cut for the pot.

The candles

You might think: light without electricity are eco-friendly. Is candle-lit but not so. Most are made of Paraffin, obtained from petroleum. Even worse, if you put in a aluminum container that will simply be thrown away. Alternative candles are often made from environmentally harmful palm oil. At best, such would be made of bees wax, however, many are imported from far away, which increases the footprint.

Eco angels ... buy beeswax candles, which are not travelled far, or are on the lookout for organic candles. In specialist shops there are which from rapeseed or sunflower oil.

The gifts

the Parcel a part of Christmas as the baby Jesus to the manger; the packaging waste is increasing in this period by 10 percent. The greater the gift, paper and plastic mountains, the worse the Conscience. With respect to life cycle assessment of the packaging, however, is beside the point. Key is what's inside of it.

Eco angels ... choose eco-friendly produced gifts, the need of the donee actually. It doesn't have to be something self-made; many stores are not specializing in sustainable gifts, look after the Eco. Gifts should be purchased in as few stores instead of in many different. This saves transport trips. And it may be worthwhile to order the gifts online shops: storage buildings need less energy for Heating or Lighting as a business. Here, too, The less individual orders and returns, the better.


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Created: 08.12.2019, 19:32 PM

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