Forth Environment Link’s annual Green Christmas event is going digital this December.
Normally held at the charity’s Falkirk Active Travel Hub on Falkirk High Street, this year’s free fair will instead run online from Monday 7 December to Sunday 13 December; offering up environment friendly ways to enjoy the festive season that don’t cost the earth.
Jules Ryan, Partnerships and Pathways Coordinator for Forth Environment Link, said: “This year is going to feel quite different for us all. Covid-19 will no doubt bring an extra level of anxiety to a time of year that is already stressful for many. Financial pressures, the inability to see loved ones and the threat of a second lockdown looms heavy over us all. As an environmental and community-based charity, we want to do something to bring people together virtually, teach new skills and lift collective spirits! This year, we’re focusing on a plastic-free Christmas. We’ll be using ingredients without plastic packaging in all our cooking sessions and showing you how to make an inspiring array of plastic free gifts!”
A variety of free family friendly workshops will take place across the charity’s digital platforms over the week. The line-up includes making mince pies, creating your own zero waste beauty products, baking fruity biscotti and shortbread stars to eat or gift, creating upcycled Christmas decorations for your tree and Christmas wreath making. There will even be some bike maintenance tips for those hoping to get active this winter and burn off their festive season indulgences.