How to go green for the holidays

Published On: Dec 05 2012 08:34:22 AM PST   Updated On: Nov 07 2014 07:53:03 AM PST

Your Christmas tree shouldn't be the only green thing in your home this season. Read on for tips on crafting a more environmentally-friendly holiday season.

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Get a real tree: Not only do the real things help produce oxygen while they're growing, afterward you can either turn them into mulch or, if you get a live tree, replant them. PVC, which most fake trees are made of, has a large carbon footprint during the tree production process, according to PlanetGreen.com.

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