Green Debate: Real or Fake?

Green Debate: Real or Fake?

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Janel Laban
Dec 11, 2007
If a Christmas Tree is part of your December decor, you are in one of two camps and it's usually for life...real or fake. Folks just generally prefer one over the other, often based on what they remember from childhood. But what if you were to base the decision on the eco factor? Which is the greener choice? Cutting down a live tree that took years to grow to use once or reusing an artificial tree multiple times that is made from un-earth-friendly materials and was likely shipped from overseas? posted originally from: AT:Chicago Danny Seo weighed in on this issue just the other day on his blog. Danny's verdict? Choose a live tree. He says,"You see, these (christmas tree) farms are using land that's unsuitable for most crops, except hardy trees. So they're saving land from development. Plus the trees provide habitat for wildlife and help combat global warming while looking all so charming and idyllic. And unlike a fake tree which is made from petroleum based materials and shipped from overseas, these trees are renewable and easily recyclable." Agree? Disagree? What type of tree do you decorate (if any) and why?
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