Ah, egg-nog lattes at the coffee shop, mariachi-tinged carols blaring out of raspy car speakers on Mission Street...though the signs may be different in every neighborhood, the holidays are clearly upon us. While you're dusting off your decorations, don't forget to pick up some energy-saving LED lights. And before you make your list and check it twice, check out our ecofriendly shopping tips and other green ideas for the holidays. Elsewhere on the web:
"Simplify the holidays" with New American Dream and sign up to get a free "holiday survival tip" in your in-box every day between now and New Year's.
Healthy-home guru Debra Lynn Dadd shares her holiday list and some suggestions for mindful gift-gifting.
NRDC columnist Sheryl Eisenberg reflects on how "less can be more" with holiday gifts.
Salon's humorous holiday shopping guide includes gift-giving ideas for all your "do-gooder" friends.
Grist readers and editors have put together a new list of green gift ideas, but I'm still enjoying last year's version, with its suggestions for everyone from "the angsty teen" to the sports fanatic.
Ideal Bite suggests stylish, sustainable ways to wrap gifts—and organic cocktails to kick back and relax with once all your shopping and decorating is done!
What fun and environmentally friendly ways have you found to celebrate the holidays? Share your tips in the comments section.