American Christmas Tree Association Celebrates Earth Day By Looking Forward To Christmas

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Earth Day is a perfect day to start planning for an earth-friendly Christmas season.

Earth Day gives us an opportunity to think about how we can honor our environment this holiday season," said Jami Warner of the American Christmas Tree Association.

Earth Day, a celebration of awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment every day, not just one day a year, is actually a perfect day to start planning now for an earth-friendly Christmas.

Consumers increasingly demand more sustainable products and have so many great choices available when it comes to Christmas trees, holiday decorations and seasonal lighting. Artificial Christmas trees that can be reused season after season, farmed Christmas trees, living trees, wreaths, swags and other holiday decor can be found in a huge array of styles, sizes and materials.

“Earth Day also gives us an opportunity to think about how we can all honor our environment this holiday season,” said Jami Warner, executive director of the non-profit American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA).

ACTA offers a few Earth Day-friendly tips:

  •     Use LED lights for decorating your home instead of incandescent. While the LED lights tend to be more expensive, they will last 92 percent longer than incandescent bulbs and save you more than 90 percent on your holiday electricity bill
  •     Set holiday displays on automatic timers and make sure lighting displays are turned off overnight
  •     Plan shopping trips to reduce gasoline usage
  •     Repurpose last season’s decorations and use a little imagination to turn them into this season’s wreaths and swags
  •     Favor a natural tree? Limit your carbon impact by shopping local tree farms, looking for organic growing practices and cutting your own tree
  •     Favor a faux tree? Studies show that they deliver similar impact to the environment as a real Christmas tree as long as you shop for a quality tree with a good warranty that can be reused for multiple Christmases

About ACTA:
The American Christmas Tree Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the public with factual data to help consumers make intelligent decisions about Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry. For more information, please contact ACTA at http://www.christmastreeassociation.org.

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