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Put your holiday lights on timers

Leaving your holiday lights turned on 24 hours a day will quadruple your energy costs - and create four times the pollution – as leaving them on for six hours. Set your timer to turn the lights on at dusk and leave them on until you go to bed. You’ll be able to enjoy the lights all evening without burning energy overnight.

Make plans to carpool to a Christmas party or holiday church services

Call family and friends and suggest going to a Christmas party together, instead of driving separately. Or, call an elderly member of your church and offer to pick her up for holiday services. You’ll reduce your carbon footprint and help spread the spirit of the season.

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