Snippet from FEMERAID International Air Rescue as of 29 December 2023
The Air Rescue Team of FEMERAID International informs all our members, Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) about the followings: 

The joyous Christmas season, a time filled with happiness, unity, indulgence and amazement, unfortunately carries a substantial environmental cost. 
The cherished customs we hold dear during this festive period, like exchanging gifts, feasting and embellishing our surroundings, leave behind a significant ecological impact, resulting in pollution, waste, and the release of greenhouse gases. 

The Earth longs for a reduction in waste, a boost in recycling efforts, enhanced empathy and affection, and a decrease in materialistic presents. 

By embracing these changes, we can make our planet grateful and in turn improve the well-being of humanity. 

29th December 2023 

Dr. Nuno Gonçalo Cosmelli 
Air Physician and Director of Air Rescue Service of FEMERAID International