As we begin the Christmas season, I would like to suggest one or two quick things:
I am a firm believer in personal responsibility, and moral obligation... obligation, in this case, is towards the earth and the future of the earth...
When wrapping your gifts, try to use recycled wrapping paper. If you couldn't, then the next best thing is to sort all your paper into recyclables after your gifts are unwrapped... this extra 5 minute task is one of many small steps you can take to have a greener Christmas!
As well, try turning the heater down by just one degree throughout the day and/or night... You will be amazed at the energy savings. We just got our energy (gas) bill yesterday, and we reduced our gas usage by 20% over the same period last year, with the same average daily temp... 20%, and all we did was adjust the thermostat by 1 degree all day.
It is the little things that make the biggest difference sometimes!
Welcome to winter, and a great Christmas Season!