How to Be Green This Holiday Season

We produce about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, so seek out ways to cut back while saving time and money along the way. Some ideas:

  • Recycle rather than trash your tree (visit to find a local treecycling location).
  • Wrap gifts in last year’s holiday paper, leftover fabric, or newspaper (newspaper will give it a nice vintage flair).
  • Turn off or unplug holiday lights during the day to save energy and make them last longer.
  • Skip paper greeting cards and send e-cards.
  • Consider making handmade gifts (you can never go wrong with homemade cookies) rather than store-bought.

Read the 60+ more tips on MSN! Happy Holiday Season!