Going Green For The Holidays

Ever consider using a hollowed-out orange or lemon as a Christmas decoration?  Stick a candle in it, and you’ve got one that’s inexpensive and great for the environment.

FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig has other tips for making your holidays a little GREENer:

Audio clip:

(12 Pains of Christmas) “One light goes out, they all go out!”

Not with LEDs, and they use about 80% less energy than older incandescent bulbs.

(Kaufman) “When one goes out, only that one bulb is out and you can replace that one bulb, rather than throwing away the whole strand.”

And if you have some unusable old strands, don’t chuck them just yet.

(Kaufman) “Take the bulbs out and hot glue them together into little formations and snowflakes.  And they actually reflect the light and have some great color to them.”

Making great Christmas ornaments, according to William Kaufman, CEO of WESKetch and member of the U.S. Green Building Council.  To go “green” inside, he suggests using evergreens as garland.

(Kaufman) “You’ve got a great fragrance that comes bustling out of that material.  Evergreen is like a quintessential symbol of the holiday season.”

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.




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