Dreaming of a Green Holiday

Friday, Nov 28, 2008  |  Updated 6:49 PM CDT
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Green Your Holidays

GET YOUR HOME READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS, SAVE SOME MONEY AND HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AT THE SAME TIME.
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You've eaten your turkey, enjoyed some left-overs and shopped to you dropped on black Friday, but now it's time to get your home ready for the holidays, save some money and help the environment at the same time.

"The big word this year is LED," says Marcia Borders with The Home Depot, "they last 10 times as long,  with a 90 percent savings on your energy efficiency."

You can find the lights on everything from wreaths, to trees and even those popular lawn decorations, "all of the new crystal sets have the LED lights, on them and the lights are actually a little brighter," says Borders.

And there is a new way to deck the halls this holiday season, solar lights, "when you charge them they last for 5 nights you can't beat that and you use no electricity." The Home Depot also tells us it will take back and recycle your old lights.

If you don't want to invest in new decorations then consider sending e-cards to save paper or get creative with that gift wrapping - use newspapers or old maps and re-use ribbons and bows.

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