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WINTER HOLIDAYS

Simple steps to help you cut your carbon and costs.

Christmas Preparations

Our most frequently asked question is, "Which is better for the environment?  An artificial tree or a cut, live tree?"  The answer is, "It depends."  The general guideline, comparing the natural and energy resources each requires, says an artificial tree is better if you use it for at least 5-6 years.  So choose a cut live tree from as local of a grower as you can or an artificial tree made to last a while.  (Bringing a live, balled tree into a warm, dry house is very hard on them, so follow these directions if you prefer that option.)

Family Dinner

If you plan ahead, your family's holiday meal menu can include several locally raised items.