Carlow County Council are asking people to give the earth a gift this Christmas, by acting more sustainably.
They're launching their '12 Days of Climate Action for Christmas' campaign which offers people advice on daily actions that will help the planet such as avoiding glittery microplastics and buying toys without batteries.
Environmental officer with Carlow County Council Janette O'Brien says there's been a lot of technical messaging with the recent Cop26 summit.
She says they want to simplify it for people and help them understand how they can help;
"We looked at lots of different areas in terms of food waste, in Ireland for example we produce enough food waste in our little country to fill Croke part two and a half times.
We're also looking at things like encouraging people to shop local and buy local even to cut down on your carbon miles and we're introducing people to the idea of food miles, to eat in season and to have a look at what we have locally."
They have advice on a host of other areas outside of food as well including areas like energy bills and sustainable gift options.
"Other areas we're looking at is around the whole idea of Christmas trees, the big debate about whether it's a real Christmas tree or whether you should go for the artificial one, so we've lots of advice around that area there.
We're talking to people about micro plastics and where they can turn up in the season of glitter floating everywhere. Advice on how to minimise your energy and things like look for an experience gift for a family or friend as opposed to panic buying with that piece of plastic."
For more tips and advice on sustainability during the festive season, you can visit their website.