Start a new holiday tradition: Give the environment a holiday gift this year by going green. Here are six green traditions you can begin at your Santa Cruz County home:
1. Use LED lighting. Save energy and protect the environment by using LED lights. LED lighting is 90 to 95% more efficient than non-LED lights.
2. Decorate organically. Use seasonal fruits as decoration, which you can eat afterwards, or are at least biodegradable. Pomegranates and oranges are good choices. Use organic holiday decorations such as grapevine wreaths, eucalyptus, fresh pine and pine cones.
3. Give environmental gifts. Help others go green by giving environmentally focused gifts. People who brown bag lunch would enjoy a reusable lunch bag, homeowners could use…