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Family at Christmas photo by rockinfreeAre you likely to be one of the only environmentalists at the dinner table during the holidays? There's no reason to worry—use this handy guide to keep your crazy uncle from scoring any points and to help your confused cousin make better green choices. You'll find ready responses to all the most predictable dinner-table arguments. Who knows, you might even make a few converts!



 

Eco Tip

Lower your thermostat temperature in winter and raise it in summer. In winter, set your thermostat to 68 degrees or less during the day (and wear a sweater) and 55 degrees or less at night (and add an extra blanket). Wear less or use a fan instead of air-conditioning on all but the hottest summer days. When you must use air-conditioning, set your thermostat to 78 degrees or more.  More tips...

Eco Quote

The packaging for a microwavable 'microwave' dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes and a landfill dead-time of centuries. — David Wann, Buzzworm, November 1990   >More quotes...