Sustainability, Seasonal

Green Christmas - ideas for a more sustainable Christmas

  • December 2023
  • Melissa

The festival of love is approaching. At this time of year, we are accompanied by time-consuming errands for Christmas decorations and presents. Find out how you can make your Christmas more environmentally conscious in our latest blog post. You can also discover delicious ideas for your festive Christmas dinner!

Shine with festive sustainability 

It's beginning to look like Christmas...Christmas carols are playing on the radio on a continuous loop, the delicious smell of cinnamon and freshly baked gingerbread is everywhere, beautiful lights and decorations adorn houses and people are once again enjoying mulled wine at the Christmas market. The contemplative Christmas season, the most wonderful time of the year for many, is here again.

The anticipation of Christmas with family and friends grows with every new door opened on the Advent calendar. The annual preparations for the festive season are back on the usual grand scale. However, there are increasingly critical voices regarding the excessive consumption and commercialization surrounding Christmas. There is a lot of pressure on presents in particular.

Voices calling for a more conscious approach to gifts and Christmas decorations are getting louder and louder. The vision of a sustainable Christmas is here and is striving to become increasingly anchored in people's consciousness. Take the first step and take our tips & tricks for a more sustainable Christmas to heart.

Tips & tricks: how to make your Christmas more environmentally friendly 

  • Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree! Choose an organic Christmas tree that comes from local farmers or Christmas tree plantations. This way you support local farmers. Another alternative would be to get a live Christmas tree in a pot, which you can plant in your garden after the holidays. Before the festivities is after the festivities: find out about local recycling options for trees.
  • Let it shine: opt for sustainable lighting such as LED fairy lights or other energy-efficient light sources.
  • Give gifts consciously: why not simply give something homemade? Delicious treats, handmade works of art or vouchers for special trips and experiences to give the gift of precious time with loved ones. It doesn't always have to be material gifts, and if it does, focus on plastic-free or second-hand gifts, for example

Sustainable packaging as an alternative to wrapping paper can also be beautiful and stylish.

  • Beautifully wrapped: choose wrapping paper alternatives or packaging that can be reused, such as recycled paper, fabric or biodegradable paper. Fir branches can also decorate the gift as a festive decoration.
  • Donate instead of giving: Instead of spending a lot of money on material gifts, you could donate to charitable organizations.
  • Zero waste: Make sure that you minimize the amount of waste produced as much as possible during the festive season. When decorating the table, use crockery and cutlery instead of disposable plastic tableware. You should pay particular attention to the festive meal.

Festive feasting: A delicious Christmas dinner that enchants the heart and palate alike.

Conscious enjoyment - culinary inspiration for a sustainable celebration

Christmas dinner is probably the most important part of the festive season. You can also act sustainably with your festive meal. Only use regional and seasonal ingredients for your Christmas menu, preferably from local stores. You also have the option of choosing delicious vegetarian or even vegan options. In general, you should also be conscious of your meat consumption at such celebrations.

Even a more elaborate menu, such as at Christmas, requires careful planning so that you can do your shopping consciously. Read our blog article for valuable tips on how to prepare your perfect Christmas dinner. There is also inspiration for delicious Christmas creations. You can use sustainable methods to prepare your food. If you would like to find out more about energy-saving and therefore sustainable cooking with AMC, visit our website for more information

AMC wishes you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas! Leave the pre-Christmas stress behind and enjoy delicious festive dishes, effortlessly prepared with the Cook & Go app from AMC.

Optimally equipped with the oval grill pan from AMC when it comes to preparing large quantities.

Step by step to the perfect Christmas dinner

With the AMC Cook & Go app, you can cook delicious recipes for your Christmas menu quickly, easily and successfully. Simple steps, quick preparation - your festive meal is guaranteed to be a culinary highlight. Get the AMC app from the Apple App or Google Play Store now!