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In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood

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An Environmentally Friendly Holiday!

The holidays are here!  Everywhere you look, decorations are going up and people are out shopping looking for those perfect gift ideas.  During the next few weeks, we will explore the many ways you can make your holiday a bit more environmentally friendly, and our first tip is LED lights.  You may have read that the tree at Rockefeller Center in New York is being lit with LED lights this year.  They estimate that this will cut the energy used by 2/3s.  LED’s (light emitting diodes) use 90% less electricity than conventional strings of lights and if everyone replaced their holiday lights with LED lights, an estimated two billion kilowatt hours would be saved in a month.  That’s enough to power 200,000 homes for an entire year! LED’s are readily available this year almost anywhere you can buy Christmas decorations.   Even if you don’t want to replace all of your lights this year, consider buying a few strings to replace what you are currently using and plan on adding more strings each year.   You’ll be saving carbon emissions and money on your electric bill.Stay tuned for more eco-friendly holiday ideas, and Go Green this holiday season!