Have yourself a green(ish) little Xmas

In a recent Birmingham Perspective article, Professor Rob MacKenzie discusses the transition to sustainability in the context of the winter holidays, and what we can do to work our year-round concern for the environment into the festive period.

Year-round concern for the environment

The winter holidays are a time when the urge to give briefly supersedes that to take, when bringing family and friends together assumes a special significance, when it’s cold and dark and we all welcome warmth and well-fed comfort. It’s not the time for hair-shirted environmentalism, is it?

I don’t think so, but nor is it the season for heedless gluttony and wanton materialism. There are many ways to work your year-round concern for the environment into the festive period…Read the full Birmingham Perspective article

Rob MacKenzie is Director of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research.