How to go green for the holidays

POSTED: 08:34 AM PST Dec 05, 2012    UPDATED: 07:53 AM PST Nov 07, 2014 

Your Christmas tree shouldn't be the only green thing in your home this season. Read on for tips on crafting a more environmentally-friendly holiday season.

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Get creative with gift wrap: Traditional wrapping paper takes a very long time to decompose in the landfill, according to Instead, make your own using decorated paper bags, newspapers or old calendar pictures; place gifts in a basket; or wrap your gifts using part of the gift itself -- for instance, recommends wrapping kitchen supplies in matching dish towels.


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