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Slow Down for the Holidays

In the past few years I've noticed a trend toward scaling back and slowing down for the holidays. Many are looking for ways to simplify the celebrations both for their own sanity and for the sake of the planet. You think holiday excesses are hard on your nerves, wallet and waistline? Imagine the impact on Mother Earth. From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day our household waste increases by 25 percent. That's an additional 1 million tons per week for just the U.S.!

Here are a few simple ways you can reign in your festivities and still be the life of the party.