Stay Green During the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is almost here! Although it is the season of giving, it is easy to forget about giving to the world we live in. During the Christmas season, it is important to be conscious of giving back to the environment. There are several ways we can do this during the holiday season. Here are some ways you can stay green during the holidays.

Unplug Devices

There is no need to keep your devices plugged in when you are not using them. Even if you are not using these devices, just having them plugged in is a big energy waster. Be sure to unplug them when they are not being used. You should especially make sure everything is unplugged if you are going to be traveling. Doing this will help you conserve energy.

Conserve Energy Wherever You Are

No matter where you are, even if you are staying with family or in a hotel, you should be conscious of your energy usage. You have the power to choose your energy usage and reduce it to help better the environment.

Lower the Thermostat When People are Over

When people are over, you can help conserve energy by lowering your thermostat. If you are cooking, or you have people at your house, your home will naturally be warmer, so you will be able to turn your thermostat down a bit and help save electricity.

Take Advantage of Your Oven

You can save energy by taking advantage of your oven. If it is on, you can bake several dishes at once, so you can keep it running for less time.

Decorate With LED Lights

Christmas lights can use a lot of energy, but if you switch to LED lights you can help to reduce the amount of electricity you use. LED lights use less energy and actually last longer.

Turn Lights Off

Although it is tempting to keep your Christmas lights on all the time, make sure to turn them off when they do not need to be on. Keep your lights off during the day and when you are asleep.