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Christmas 2010: Green Your Holiday (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/20/10 08:07 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

Forget a white Christmas, let's start dreaming of a green Christmas this year. Along with the presents, decorations, and food we produce this time of year, Americans also produce 25% more trash, culminating in five million additional tons of garbage. So we've made a list of easy ways that you can make your holiday season more eco-friendly, while preserving your family traditions.

From recycled wrapping paper to LED holiday lights, get ready to go green this Christmas.

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Thousands of trees are killed for paper greeting cards during this otherwise peaceful holiday season. Consider switching to electronic cards. If you’re a card traditionalist, choose recycled cards that give back to the environment, like Give-A-Tree cards, where for every card purchased, a tree is planted.
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