Hey Dunedin,
Want to simplify the festive season but not sure where to start?

Are you over the hyper-consumption and frenzied vibe that comes with Christmas? 
Do you want to reduce your impact, save time, save money and reduce the overwhelm?
You've come to the right place!

Christmas without waste

Exclusive to Dunedin residents - in this self-led, online course, Nicola from Mainstream Green will take you through the 'whys' and 'hows' of celebrating Christmas in a way that's lighter on the planet. She will share how she has freed up time, money and energy without having to compromise on fun - in fact, it's made the festive season better!
You will leave the course armed with lots of easy ways to reduce your waste and simplify the festive season.

  • Launching on Tuesday 31 Oct you'll get access to a collection of videos, content, and resources that you can work through at your own pace from the comfort of your own home.

  • There will be a live launch (delivered via Zoom) to welcome you to the course and answer any questions you may have.

  • Nicola will also be available on an interactive comments forum throughout the course.

And the best news is.... thanks to the awesome support of Dunedin City Council, this course is totally free for Dunedin residents (numbers are limited).

About the course

Why simplify Christmas?

Context around the current state of our consumption and the impact that it's having.

Changing our habits

A toolkit to help you navigate change and form new habits.

Gift Giving

Ideas and inspiration to simplify gift giving without cancelling all the fun.

Gift Wrapping

Tips and inspo for festive gift wrapping without the impact!


Lots of ideas for festive decorations that are a bit lighter on the planet.


Simple ways to reduce food waste at Christmas


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