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There's nothing quite like the holiday season. We brighten up the darkest, coldest months of the year with friends and family, parties, food and drink, trees, decorations, and lights. While tons of fun, it can be exhausting too. And it's not just an energy drain on people - the holidays are a huge drain on power resources too.
Here are some easy ways to cutback on extreme energy usage. You're not only doing the environment a favor, you'll also be saving some money. It's a win-win situation for all!
Switch to LED Christmas Lights
LED Christmas lights use 90% less electricity than regular Christmas lights, produce less heat, and are more affordable than ever before. Try fewer lights and dress your tree with more ornaments instead. And when your tree is all lit, turn off the other lights in the house to compensate. It's much cozier and higher impact this way.
Quality Not Quantity
Use a timer to schedule lights to come on when it's dark, and to turn them off when you go to bed. While it's tempting to leave them on all night, it can also be a safety hazard not just an energy drain. Of course, for special nights and to help guide certain reindeer you may want to leave the lights on all night - just ensure you don't do it every night. Otherwise you might end up on the Naughty list.
Power At The Flick of a Switch
When decorating, use a power strip to centralize the cords. You'll drain less energy overall, ...
There’s a lot happening here at LUSH! Our loyal customers trust that we take our responsibility to environmental stewardship seriously. We’re always thinking of new and exciting ways to a green our products and our company. Environmental consciousness is a company-wide effort that flows from each employee into our luscious handmade products and ultimately to your homes. So you can relax and enjoy your bath knowing that we are already thinking about all the hard stuff.
At LUSH, we are committed to reducing our energy load and investing in renewable technology to make clean energy affordable for everyone. Most of our products are sold directly to you with minimal packaging or entirely without packaging. Why is this? Well, packaging is a big problem in our landfills so reducing the amount of materials we toss out in the trash is a no-brainer. Packaging also requires a lot of additional energy to produce and transport. At Lush, we are reducing our carbon footprint by not using packaging at all and by using recycled-only or compostable materials for the packaging that we do have.
As part of our energy initiative, we are proud of our partnership with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s largest renewable energy producer. Bullfrog's green electricity comes exclusively from wind and low-impact hydro facilities that meet or exceed Environment Canada's EcoLogo standard for renewable electricity, instead of from polluting sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. A few other organizations alongside us in this partnership are the Canada Green Building Council, Greenpeace Canada, and the Clean Air...