We all might dream of a white Christmas but, with environmental issues looming larger than ever, we should be dreaming of a green Christmas, too.
For as much fun as we have over the festive season, it is also a time of huge waste.
It is estimated that 227,000 miles of wrapping paper is thrown away over Christmas, and enough Brussels sprouts to power a home for three years.
So what’s the best thing do to for those hoping to keep green while still spreading Christmas cheer?
Seven sustainability influencers from across the UK spoke exclusively to FEMAIL to share their tops tips on how to be as eco-friendly as possible over Christmas.
The women, who work in partnership with present company Buyagift, shared the big and small changes that can make a difference…
REUSE WRAPPING PAPER
Waste not, want not!
Reuse wrapping paper for a quick and easy way to boost your eco-credentials this Christmas, suggested Karen Maurice. Or just use brown paper instead
Karen Maurice, who runs sustainable style account @n4mummy says start with cutting down wrapping paper use.
She said: ‘I’d recommend that you don’t buy any new wrapping paper this year. Instead, use paper from last year or from packaging you’ve received parcels in.
‘If you don’t have enough old paper, buy and decorate brown recycled or recyclable brown paper.’
BUY A WOODEN TREE
Less is more!
The one time not to go green is when it comes to trees, when wood works instead
Top tips: Signe Hansen, pictured left and right, who has 60,000 followers online running a sustainable style blog explained that getting an fake tree is best, but not an plastic one
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Joe Wicks has confirmed his hugely popular YouTube exercise sessions will return over the coming weekend.
The self-styled Body Coach helped keep the nation fit during lockdown by hosting daily PE sessions from his London home, raising more than £500,000 for the NHS in the process.
But after retiring the charitable endeavour as lockdown restrictions eased, Joe, 33, has since made a dramatic U-turn and opted to lead more sessions for fans.
Welcome back: Joe Wicks has confirmed his hugely popular YouTube exercise sessions will return over the coming weekend
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the fitness guru revealed he made the decision after underwhelmed and bored since giving it up in June.
He told followers: ‘That’s it I can’t leave it any longer. I’ve felt as flat as pancake since PE with Joe ended and the truth is I really miss it.
‘I miss the energy it gave me and the sense of purpose I had everyday. I miss the lean backs, the silly billy’s and all the happy faces taking part at home with me.
Here we go again: Taking to Instagram on Thursday, the fitness guru revealed he made the decision after underwhelmed and bored since giving it up in June.
‘I’ve decided i’m coming back for another session. This Saturday morning I’ll be going LIVE for another workout at 9am on my YouTube channel. The first workout live from my new home.
‘Will you join in for the reunion? I cant wait to train with you again. Please share and tag friends in this post.’
Joe previously admitted he feels ‘lost’ and lacks ‘purpose’ after ending his daily P.E lessons, which saw him become a national treasure.
The Body Coach, who recently moved into his new home with wife Rosie Jones and their two children, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal he’s ‘had a few flat days’ ever since minimising the frequency of his workouts to three times a week.
Crediting exercise for helping him get through his rough patch, the fitness guru vowed to ‘regain my energy and get myself into a positive mindset’ as he updated fans in between a gruelling session at his home gym.
Opening up: Joe previously admitted he feels ‘lost’ and lacks ‘purpose’ after ending his daily P.E lessons, which saw him become a national treasure
The media personality told fellow social media users: ‘So I’m half way through my workout, I can’t explain how much better I feel emotionally and mentally.
‘I’ve been having a flat few days. I was thinking about P.E. with Joe and the whole impact of what that was doing.’
Detailing the difference between his mindset when he tutored the world from his living room in Richmond and now, the Epsom native added: ‘I had so much purpose.
‘I was driven and focused and I knew what I was doing – making people feel good. That’s when I’m at my happiest.
Blessed: The Body Coach, 33, recently moved into a new home with his wife Rosie Jones and their two children,
Challenges: The online sensation revealed he’s ‘had a few flat days’ ever since minimising the frequency of his workouts to three times a week
Impressive: Joe became a national treasure with his sessions in lockdown (pictured at his £1 million Richmond home)
‘I’m more optimistic’: Crediting exercise for helping him get through his rough patch, the fitness guru vowed to ‘regain my energy and get myself into a positive mindset’
‘Now that’s gone I feel confused and lost, but I know I’m going to regain my energy and get myself into a positive mindset.’
The online sensation encouraged others to workout as he highlighted the advantages of exercise.
He explained: ‘It has really helped. I’m more optimistic and that’s something we all need to think about.
Wow-factor! The media personality went shirtless as he performed a series of leg raises to further enhance his toned abs
‘I feel so good’: On Tuesday, the fitness expert said he ‘woke up naturally’ after a nine-hour sleep
‘This girl knows what she wants!’ His adorable daughter Indie, 20 months, ordered her father to make her porridge with a variety of fruits and peanut butter for breakfast
‘When we’re all having those days when you feel everything is tough and against you, we can change your mindset by changing your physiological mind state. You will feel 100 times better as you’ll never regret a workout.’
In June, Joe said he felt ‘very proud’ to have provided lessons five days a week for the past 13 weeks of lockdown, gaining 70million views worldwide.
The hunk is rumoured to be worth nearly £6million after becoming the nation’s PE teacher.
Enviable: Joe’s gorgeous new house is complete with huge garden and plush home gym
Sleek: The personal trainer recently treated fans to a glimpse of his new-look workout space
Amazing! The room boasts a treadmill, a bike, dumbbells, kettlebells and branded mats
Earlier this month, the YouTuber, model Rosie, 30, and his children Indie, 20 months, and Marley, eight months, moved from his £1 million Richmond pad to a gorgeous new house complete with huge garden and plush home gym.
It looks after the fitness expert’s projects including his TV and books and online videos. The accounts show that the coach also had £343,838 cash in the bank.
New home! The YouTuber shares daughter Indie and son Marley, eight months, with model wife Rosie, 30 (pictured in their Richmond pad)
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