Sunday, December 7, 2008

Design Tip of the Week (12.8.08): A Green Holiday Season

While you are preparing your homes for the holidays think about the ways in which you can save electricity and be more friendly to the environment. Here are some tips to help you make your holiday season a little more green.

*Use LED string lights for the tree, they are energy efficient as well as safe (they do not give off any heat).

*Make your own ornaments! P4D will bring you some DIY ornament projects over the next few weeks.

*Use beeswax candles instead of paraffin wax. Beeswax burns cleaner, longer and they have a natural scent.

*Use solar lights for your outside decorating. Solar holiday lights are available in many different styles and colors.

*Opt for a real tree versus a fake one. Tree farms are harvested for this specific reason while fake trees although re-usable, are made of plastic and metal which are not biodegradable.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good tips; especially like the mention of energy-efficient Christmas lights.
Thanks for sharing!
Laura, OutdoorLightsBlog