MOVING MOUNTAINS 12 DAYS OF SUSTAINABLE SANTA TIPS
This year, forget secret Santa, its all about sustainable Santa! And Moving Mountains is here to help with 12 days of sustainable Santa tips and incredible giveaways.
For the first 12 days of December 2022, we will be unveiling our 12-favourite sustainable Santa tips, to create a Christmas that you (and the planet) will love.
We will be encouraging people to share the sustainable tips with their friends and family, by supporting each day of our sustainable Santa challenge, with a giveaway. The giveaways will include Moving Mountains products plus each day there will be an item from one of our 12 sustainable partner brands.
Check out the first day of the competition here and if you like the tips or brands involved, please share with your friends and family to spread the sustainable tip ideas (and be in with the chance of some early Christmas pressies!)
Find the entire 12 days of tips and giveaways on Moving Mountains Instagram.
Now because we are eager to stay on the nice list, and we don’t believe in sustainability gatekeeping, here’s a sneak peak of all 12 sustainable tips to try below!
12 DAYS OF SUSTAINABLE SANTA TIPS
DAY 1: STUCK ON STOCKING FILLERS? THINK GIFT LISTS!
No one likes a Scrooge, but who can resist asking people what’s on their Christmas list this season! While it may take some surprise or excitement out of the festivities, a gift list makes sure you’ll buy your friend (or foe) something they’ll actually use. So, check your list twice and make sure they’ve been nice, and make sure they don’t have your gift already!
DAY 2: DECK THE HALLS WITH DRIED ORANGES
Grated the zest and not sure what to do with the rest? Slice your leftover citrus into 1 cm pieces and pop in the oven at 120°C, keep turning every 45 minutes until dried. Thread string through the centre and hang on your tree or add to your Festive ripple as a zesty garnish.
DAY 3: WRAPPING RECYCLABLE? ENTER, THE SCRUNCH TEST
The typical post present scene usually involves a living room littered with wrapping paper. But in the sea of paper, how do you know pieces to bin and which to recycle? First, scrunch your Christmas wrapping into a tight ball. Open your palm and if the paper stays scrunched, it’s recyclable paper! Remove any tape and stick it in the recycling. If it starts to spring back open its non-recyclable, so chuck it into your rubbish bin and make sure you buy recyclable next time!
DAY 4: JAM JAR COCKTAIL
Empty jam jars piling up? Not enough room in your recycling bin? Why not make those jars into quirky cocktail glasses for your Christmas and New Year’s Eve party tipples! Clean them out, jazz them up, get your cocktail shakers ready and off you drink
DAY 5: PLATE UP PLANT BASED
Reducing your meat intake is also a great way to reduce your ‘food print’ this Christmas. We’re not saying everyone must go cold turkey, but small swaps at scale can really make a difference. Luckily Moving Mountains is so delicious, cutting down this Christmas really doesn’t mean missing out!
DAY 6: LOVE THE LEFTOVERS SANDWICH
Instead of binning the last bits of your festive food, embrace the leftover sandwich! Pack all your savoury scraps (including that last bit of ketchup!) between two slices of sourdough and tuck in for Christmas feast again… and again… and again!
DAY 7: LEFT OVER BISCUITS? NO PROBLEM
We all adore a biscuit, but unfortunately some just don’t get eaten over the holidays. What can you do to ensure they still are enjoyed? A chocolate tiffin of course! Crush up your spare biscuits and mix with chocolate raisins and whatever else takes your fancy and after a few hours in the fridge, enjoy a post-holiday delight to reward your hard work!
DAY 8: FESTIVE PINTS
Who doesn’t love a pint of beer, especially over the holidays. Enjoy 24 cans of Brixton’s best and a glass to match to ensure you’re the envy of your cousins this Christmas season.
DAY 9: GO CRACKERS
Eco-friendly is the way to go this holiday season. Leave behind the fake moustache, the golf tee and the mini screwdriver no one asked for and opt for some plastic free options to fill your house with joy and not the landfill.
DAY 10: WASTE NOT WANT NOT
Bread a bit on the stale side? Revive a stale loaf by running it under the tap for a few seconds, pop it into your oven at 150 and for around 5 mins, and watch it bounce back. Looking for other options? Dip slices into an egg wash and enjoy a Boxing Day brunch of French toast with a side of Moving Mountains sausages. The perfect treat to round off the festivities.
DAY 11: GIVE THE KETTLE A BREAK
Did you know your kettle is one of your most used appliances AND one of the most energy intensive? With energy costs skyrocketing, remember to only boil what you need, dust off that old teapot, and give your poor kettle some holiday downtime as well.
DAY 12: REPURPOSE OLD FABRICS INTO FUROSHIKI GIFT WRAP
Whether it’s a shirt you can’t scrub the stain from, or a pillowcase beyond repair, save on disposable Christmas wrapping by repurposing retired fabric as Furoshiki! Furoshiki wrapping is a traditional Japanese gifting tradition whereby the fabric used to wrap the present is regifted year after year.