Simple Christmas Gifts

In my article from a couple of weeks ago, I championed the idea of a simpler Advent season that shifted the idea of giving Christmas gifts to the needy rather than those with plenty. That idea tops my gift-giving list, but I also include alternatives that come with small(er) carbon footprints: My top suggestion remainsContinue reading “Simple Christmas Gifts”

A Low-Carbon Christmas

In Chapter Six of Laudato Si, our Holy Father speaks of consumerism: Since the market tends to promote extreme consumerism in an effort to sell its products, people can easily get caught up in a whirlwind of needless buying and spending.  As we enter this Advent season and prepare for Christmas, perhaps it’s a goodContinue reading “A Low-Carbon Christmas”