Felice Natale by bike!

A Christmas tree powered by renewable energy has been launched in Italy. Its lights are powered by the energy produced from three spinning  bikes. The tree, located in a museum in Florence, has a system which generates electricity by transforming the kinetic energy produced when people are riding the bikes into electricity. People can ride the human-powered […]

Ealing unveils £13,000 ‘rubbish’ Christmas tree

A Christmas tree made up of 900 recycled plastic bottles – which came with a price tag of £12,961 – was unveiled in Ealing earlier this month. The six-metre tall tree was built by artist Ashley Phillips and is part of the council’s larger campaign to encourage people to recycle 50% of the waste in […]

Wooden Christmas tree ‘cuts your carbon footprint’

Carpenters say they have found a way to make sure you stay ‘green’ during the holiday season – with an environmentally friendly Christmas tree. Makers of the wooden ‘timbatree’ which resembles a game of Jenga claim it can cut your carbon footprint because the timber they use is entirely from FSC accredited redwood. Surrey carpenter […]

Boris asks Londoners to recycle over Christmas

London Mayor Boris Johnson is asking his city’s residents to recycle all their wrapping paper, Christmas trees and bubbly bottles to save the environment and millions of pounds. Over the two weeks of Christmas and New Year, London will generate an extra 29,000 tonnes of household rubbish. If all of that was recycled rather than […]