Have A Eco Friendly Christmas

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We all have Christmas traditions, and while you may have changed some of them over the years — swapping out Mom’s traditional turkey for a roast capon or trying out an all-new Christmas cookie recipe — there are likely some that you just can’t get rid of. Maybe you’ve started using recycled paper for wrapping for a more eco-friendly Christmas, or maybe you’re making your own homemade decorations, but what about the Christmas tree: have you reconciled a desire for tradition with the classic décor’s pressure on the environment?

It’s estimated that between 25 and 30 million Christmas trees are sold in the US every year, and come December 26th, they’re tossed. This creates quite a few problems for the environment!

While there are several more eco-friendly Christmas tree solutions, the fact of the matter is that many American families want to adhere to tradition — which is why those looking for sustainable Christmas decoration options can be glad that there is such a thing as a potted Christmas tree.

This option is becoming more and more popular as greener solutions for the Christmas tree conundrum become more popular. Adopt a Christmas Tree is one such company, bringing potted Christmas trees to the San Diego area since 2005. The site shows families how “elves” grow and care for the trees all year long to be ready in time for Christmas; families can order their trees online for delivery on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday of their choice from November 28th to December 21st (accompanied by a special elfin song-and-dance show!). After Christmas, you can either keep your tree or arrange for a free pickup so that the tree can be replanted somewhere else.

Living Christmas is a similar company serving both Northern and Southern California — with trees “direct from the North Pole!” The small team selects and delivers trees according to your requested delivery date and picks them back up again at the end of the season, but if you’d rather choose your own, you can check Facebook for dates and times when tree deliveries will be available at local farms. As the trees are technically rented from the Department of Agriculture, you cannot keep your tree, but you can request to adopt your tree and have the same one the following year! And for even more eco-friendly Christmas decorations, try the company’s eco-friendly Christmas store.

For the moment, these sorts of options are not available throughout the United States. Hopefully that will change by next year, but if you’re still looking for an eco-friendly Christmas tree option and aren’t in the delivery zones of these companies, why not try planting your own Christmas tree?

By: Emily Monaco
Source: www.organicauthority.com

2014-12-15T12:13:54+00:00

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    Q: I am a 33-year-old mother of a 2-year-old little boy. I live in Northern, New Jersey. Please recommend a holistic doctor for adults and a holistic pediatrician in the Northern New Jersey area. I also am having issues with fibroids. I had multiple fibroids removed last summer. Yesterday I went to my OB/GYN and had a histosonogram, which the doctor tells me it shows I have one polyp. In my mind I feel that this is something that should have been taken care of when I had the myomectomy. Is it possible they missed this polyp?????or could it have grown since last summer???I am beginning to feel like I am being butchered by the doctor. Please recommend a good holistic OB/GYN in the NJ area. Also, I do not want to have this polyp surgically removed. I read about your formula called FIBROID TUMORS...it dissolves uterine and ovarian fibroid tumors..also FEMALE HORMONAL FORMULA, MOON CYCLE FORMULA, and others. At the moment I am just all over the place... Please help me to save my body!! Also, since the birth of my son I only buy organic whole foods and seafood. HELP!!!!!!

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    Sorry for the delayed response! I am unfamiliar with New Jersey and holistic healers in this State. Check Black Web Portal (www.blackwebportal.com).

    Yes, sounds like they missed one polyp! That's doctors for you though!

    In re Fibroids, we have 3-week Fibroid Buster kit and regimen coming out early next month. I recommend this regimen for your fibroids.

    Read our articles i.e. Fibroid Tumors, Sea Food:Bugs of the Ocean, etc. Great reading and very insightful information!

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    Q: Happy New Year to You and yours!!! My son is three years old; he was born December 12, 2004, this was a Sunday. Ever since he started talking he's had a fascination with the light and light bulbs. He looks up and says "mom look, the light is beautiful" or "mom see the beautiful light bulb". I look at it and I usually say yes it is beautiful Jordan. However, I do not see what he sees nor do I understand the attraction. When he was two weeks old I took him with me to Olive May and the old wise woman there saw him and asked me to bring him to her. When she looked at him she said "he is indigo--he is like sunshine when he enters a room and people will be drawn to him." So far the part about people being drawn to him has manifest true. What do you think of the attraction/fascination to the lights? Also, I read that awesome article on birthmarks!! I don't have one, however, my son has one on his buttock; I don't remember which one at the moment. His primary pediatrician called it a mongolian spot..what do you say?? Does it mean he will fall and hurt himself or has fallen?? Looking forward to seeing you in March. Love, Peace and Blessings.

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