SEASON'S GREEN-INGS! Simple ways to make your Holidays more sustainable LED Lights Swap out traditional outdoor lights for LED ones and pair them with a timer to save on electricity by having them turn on and off exactly when you want. Candles Use environmentally sustainable candles. Beeswax, soy, and palm oil provide more natural alternatives to traditional paraffin candles. Shop Local Shopping at independent, local businesses not only benefits the community but is also kinder to the environment. Gift Wrapping Traditional wrapping paper typically can't be recycled. Get creative and use old newspaper or fabric scraps. Or opt for brown craft paper, which can be recycled or reused. Containerized Tree Think about purchasing a containerized tree to decorate, and then plant it in your yard later in the spring. e-Cards Consider sending an e-card instead of a traditional paper greeting card to reduce landfill waste and snail mail’s carbon footprint.