The Earth does so much for us to keep us healthy and happy, so why not do something this Holiday Season to take care of Mother Earth? Over 20 million Christmas trees are cut down in the U.S. each year. That's a lot of trees.
And what happened to your tree after Christmas last year. Did it meet its sad fate on the curb outside your house, covered in tinsel, silently crying inside while waiting for a ride to the dump?
Here's an uplifting idea: Buy a potted tree from your local nursery. It will stay alive, giving you much needed carbon dioxide, and you won't have countless fallen needles to clean up like you would from a cut tree. Once you've sung your last carol, you and your family can plant it in your yard. Then every time you see it, you'll be reminded of all of your wonderful Christmas memories.
If you can't bear to spend Christmas without a fresh-cut tree in your home, you've got options too. Find a local recycling program near you so your tree can become mulch and find it's way back into the earth. It's a win-win.