84. Compost your Christmas tree.

Tis the season!  Feeling Jolly? We just saw an early Black Friday sale… 

It’s April, so let’s discuss Christmas trees!  

Wanna know what’s under the Christmas tree? Eh… after composting it, maybe it’s better to focus on different gifts.

To help you ‘Compost your Christmas tree’, here’s a simple 2-step process:

  1. You can be really lazy with this one
  2. drop it on the compost pile, just make sure you have a compost pile and you're not just dropping it on the ground.

Your Future You is like the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, but with less skeletal hands (remember to moisturize!). Spoiler Alert, Christmas Yet to Come (Ebeneezer’s Future Him) showed us Tiny Tim grows up to be a productive adult who is not only healthy and isn’t afraid of ghosts, but he also loves to compost trees 12 days after Christmas. Dickens just left this out of the last chapter. 

P.S. - It’s been reported that some Corporate Housing Companies help ‘‘Compost your Christmas tree’’ first by calling it a “non-demonimational holiday shrub” (to help all guests feel inclusive). Then by connecting guests in each community to our nationwide network partner association “Corporate Housing Non-Denomminational Holiday Shrub Composting Community Association” - or CHNDHSCCA for short…ish. 

Why does this ‘Future You’ Series exist? What’s it about?  

  1. Promote easy, quirky sustainable practices that are NOT preachy, or guilt-ridden and without a focus on the ‘saving the planet’ (hint: the planet is going to survive no matter what we do). 

  2. A playful post of simple ways to sorta improve our lives, and the lives of those we love. Also improve our future lives… by taking playful action today. 

  3. Still reading? Cool. We think you’re amazing and full of joyful zest. 

This series is based off ‘105 Simple Sustainable actions’ - from Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.



84. Compost your Christmas tree.

According to the Sierra Club, as many as 25 to 30 million live Christmas trees could end up in landfills or in the incinerator each year. But neither is a sustainable option for the discarding of these trees. Instead, add it to your compost pile as the base. For the most efficient compost, strip the needles and branches off the tree and cut everything down into small pieces.