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It is a festive season and whether you are shopping, decorating or wrapping presents, the EPA has tips on how to have a greener holiday.

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Here are just a few:

  • When shopping, look for the Energy Star, Design for the Environment (DfE) and WaterSense labels. These products help save energy and protect the environment!
  • For decorating, try switching to LED lights. If rated as Energy Star LED, the lights will use about 70% less electricity than standard string lights.
  • Presents wrapped in recycled wrapping paper or recycled paper bags with a homemade touch on the front are just as fun to open!
  • As always, use cost efficient and environment friendly re-useable bags. And don't forget to recycle your electronics you're replacing.

You can read other great tips here. You'll notice that what is good for the environment is also good for your pocketbook!

Happy holidays from Tioga.