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Published on December 6th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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The Carbon Footprint of Santa’s Trip Around the World [Infographic]

Flying reindeer and a sleigh would seem like a pretty eco-friendly form of travel… but even Santa has a carbon footprint. Toys take energy to make, lumps of coal are carbon-intensive, and reindeer produce methane just like cattle. It’s enough to make a good greenie feel a bit guilty on Christmas morning.

Not to fear, though: our friends at Ethical Ocean have some suggestions for St. Nick and team (as well as the children he’ll visit) for cutting the carbon on his flight around the world. (Click for a larger version)

Got other ideas for Santa on cutting his environmental impact? Share them below…

Santa's Carbon Footprint

via Ethical Ocean – eco friendly products, fair trade and vegan shopping.

 



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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



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