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9 Planet Friendly Ideas for an Eco Christmas

  • Tue, 2 Dec 2014

Eco Christmas is actually a thing and to help you to do your part we have put together a list of 10 Planet Friendly Ideas for an Eco Christmas.

1. Organic Cakes

bakeCookies and cakes baked daily using only organic flours, free range eggs and unbleached almonds, seeds, nuts and oils.

Available at Blazing Salads
42 Drury St, Dublin 2


2. Organic chocolates

Green-Blacks-ChocolateTo eat a bar of chocolate with zero guilt is anyones dream.

Available at Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer St, Dublin 2


3. Eco-friendly Cards

10390042_302564353280714_8258586284086606204_nWrap your presents and give Christmas cards made of organic and recycled paper.

Available at the Jam Art Factory
64-65 Patrick St, Dublin 2
or Easons
O’Connell St, Dublin 1 


4. Fairtrade coffee

organiccoffeebeansDrink delicious, warming Fairtrade and organic hot drinks.

Available at Bewleys Cafe
Grafton St, Dublin 2



5. Help a family in a developing country

IMG_0817Buy a goat or some chickens or a fishing net or a clean water well for a family living in the developing world by buying a gift card from Action Aid, Trocaire or Oxfam. Available from numerous outlets including Easons, Veritas, Post Offices and Trócaire’ Centres





6. Food miles

harp limeConsider your meal’s food miles by eating at restaurants that use locally sourced seasonal produce such as:

The Pepper Pot
Powerscourt Centre
59 South William St, Dublin 2
O’Neills Bar and Restaurant
Suffolk St, Dublin 2
The Suffolk St Café on the Avoca upper floor 
Suffolk St, Dublin 2



7. Organic beauty treatment

massage1Give a gift voucher for a loved one to be pampered with a company that uses organic beauty products such as 100% Organic Treatment from the Art Team – elite hair (27 Grafton Street, Dublin 2) or a Massage, Yoga Class or a Natural Therapy from the Dublin Holistic Centre (28 South William St, Dublin 2)


8. Eco-friendly gifts

nourishOrganic wine and beauty products, bath salts and soul tonics.

Available at Nourish
16 Wicklow St, Dublin 2
and Dublin Nutricentre
27 Georges St Market Arcade, Dublin 2






9. Recycle your Christmas Tree

Christmas-Tree-Recycling-7Cut down on landfill space by recycling your Christmas tree at one of Dublin City Council’s many free recycling depots.