O Christmas Tree

The way people adorn a Christmas tree says a lot about them. Do they monopolize the activity to ensure their aesthetic vision comes to life? Or is it a group activity where everyone pitches in? Both versions have their merits, but one aspect of the tradition people tend to agree on is that chopping down your own tree trumps all other means of acquisition. Fret not, these businesses are sustainable enterprises. Once you choose a tree and cut it down, the farmer will replace it with a new sapling to harvest in a few years. Also, while trees are growing on the farm, they create habitats for other living creatures and turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. Regardless of where you get your tree this season, be sure to log on to zerowastemarin.org to find out how and where to dispose of it once the celebrating is done. Visit marinmagazine.com/treefarm to find a complete list of local, sustainable tree farms.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.