With Germany too warm for a white Christmas, is it time to dream of green? Tamsin Walker broke some unsustainable habits by experimenting with presents, dinner, candles, chocolate and the tree. With entertaining results.
Christmas is a time for friends, family, food - and rampant consumerism. This week, we explore the alternatives for a more sustainable Christmas, from picking the "greenest" tree to seeking out the coolest upcycled gifts - and wrapping them without contributing to the mountains of seasonal waste.
If you think a merry Christmas can't be environmentally friendly too, think again. Here are a few simple things you can do to make your holiday season a little greener. Happy holidays!
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
This vast expanse of shimmering white may look like snow or ice. It's actually salt - and lots of it.
Two African countries try to beat back rising sea levels, Senegal's president talks green energy and a prehistoric fish makes a comeback in Germany. All this and much more on this week's eco@africa.
On our beautiful planet are swathes of nature battling for their survival – one of these are the coral reefs near the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, where bleaching has wrought devastation.
"You have to create that happy moment between the farmer and wildlife and you have to do that by educating them so that they become conservationists and that’s the way to move forward." - Kioko Mwitiki, Kenyan eco-artist
How to make refrigerated transports more climate-friendly?
This week on eco@africa: animal epidemics in Malawi, avoiding lion-human conflict and living in an urban 'treehouse.'
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