Less than 10 days to go before Christmas! Well, aren’t you excited? True enough, there is a lot to rile you up during the holiday season. We’re talking about heaps and heaps of presents, scrumptious Christmas dinners, and rocking year-end parties. There is practically no season better than this.
But besides the merry-making, the holiday season has earned its infamous reputation for one other reason: Trash.
Just imagine. Every present you open has a corresponding gift wrap going to the trash. Every letter or postcard you read has a corresponding envelope that gets thrown in the waste bin. Every natural Christmas tree, wreath, garland, and flower arrangement you use as Christmas decoration gets thrown out after the season ends. Not to mention, that’s a hundred, maybe a thousand plant life, less to process the pollution caused by greenhouse gases.
You see, Christmas may be the season to be merry but it is also the season to be responsible. We can’t just have fun and think that everything will be alright. Thinking “Waste management isn’t our problem; let’s leave it to the government” is suicide. This kind of ignorance is what brought us to this time. It’s the way of thinking that brought about global warming, ozone depletion, and deforestation. This is what websites like Serenata Flowers have to say: Naivety, ignorance, and listlessness are three of humanities’ greatest enemies. When we choose to turn a blind eye to things that matter, we end up destroying what truly matters.
This Christmas, it’s time to spark up a revolution. It’s time to give birth to newer and greener traditions. There are many ways we can enjoy the holidays without having to ruin the environment. We must remember that beyond the festivities is the Earth suffering from our abuse. We should always …Read More