Real vs Fake 🌲: what’s more sustainable?
This holiday season, I thought a lot about this question. It hadn’t realllly crossed my mind before - cutting down our own tree is a huge tradition in my family.
But, the environment has been giving me a lot of anxiety as of late (anyone else?!) so I wanted to know: should I switch to a “fake” tree this year in the name of 🌱🌳🌲🌎? Well, the jury is out - real tree for the win 👏🏼 .
Ecologists + experts alike say that unless you’re keeping your plastic Christmas tree for 6 years or more, it’s not as environmentally friendly to go fake. And, with us Millennials switching apartments, cities + countries every year - it’s pretty unlikely we’ll haul that sh* with us 😂, ya feel.
Here are a few other interesting facts to noodle on: 🌲 real trees are completely compostable (duh!) - if we dispose of them in right way they can be homes for fish + other animals or help build other stuff as sawdust
🌲 real trees are grown with the PURPOSE of being cut for the holidays. More trees in the world cleaning the air, the better.
🌲 the all-in “costs” of fake trees are high. Most are made in a different country - think about all that CO2 that it takes just to get them to your door.
So, with all that in mind, D + I picked out a beautiful 7-footer at the church on our block. They’re grown by a small farm on the East Coast + smells DELISH.
Most importantly as you 💭 about this: there’s no “right” or “wrong” answer. We’re all doing the best we can, at all times. So let’s celebrate anyway - maybe just a little more mindfully 🥰🌲 ...
How did you meet your true love?
These two adventurous souls met at a music festival-how cool is that?! They hit it off and the rest is history
And for me, I met my hubby at a chemistry class in college!
Let me know below where you met your true love! I’m super curious and can’t wait to find out 🥰 ...
What our trip to Zion looked like vs what we really did 😻 ...