Last Minute Green Decorating Tips
December 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
If your family is anything like mine, you’ve likely just started decorating for the holidays. Whether or not you’ve decorated already, these tips should come in handy this year, or in years to come.
- Use green lights. No, they don’t have to be green in color. But using energy efficient lights or bulbs to decorate your house, your tree, or to fill out your electric Menorah can save you 50-90% of the energy that you would have used. Besides, “green” lights are often cheaper too! Check out sites like this one or this one, and you’ll see the savings in energy AND in price!
- Set a timer. If you can, set your lights on a timer so that they only come on when its dark, and therefore save energy. If that isn’t possible, just make sure to turn them on and off, or plug them in only after dark. You’ll be amazed how much energy you save!
- Buy natural. Artificial trees, though they last for a long time, end up wasting space in our nation’s landfills when we’re done with them. Buying real trees, though a bit more expensive, helps the environment a heck of a lot. Real trees can be recycled or will decompose naturally, and since they’re grown in all 50 states, they save a lot of energy and CO2 emissions when compared to artificial ones, which are imported from halfway ’round the world. Want more info? Check out F that S, a green blog just like mine.