Considering ways to limit traditional Christmas excesses could help consumers to limit spending on domestic energy while also helping the environment.
A spokesperson for the Centre for Alternative Technology, Kim Bryan, said that there are a lot of things that can be done to limit waste over the Christmas period.
Speaking ahead of the organisation's Christmas Fair, which takes place in Powys, Wales, on December 4th and 5th, Ms Bryan said that there are a range of things that can be done without relying on using a lot of domestic energy and creating a large carbon footprint.
She noted that it is an important time for family and friends, but argued that it does not have to "cost the earth" when celebrating it.
"We still have a long way to go before we make Christmas a thing that doesn't impact on the Earth so much," she said.
Her comments follow research from RIAS which found that more than half of the UK's over-50s are becoming more concerned with maintaining sustainable domestic energy supplies.
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