Between family vacations, shopping, and cooking extravagant meals, energy conservation isn’t usually at the top our list of things to do during the holiday season. But there are plenty of ways to save money & energy even now by doing little – and even fun – things to reduce our utility bills and use less energy overall.

This week, Amanda showed us how she saves money and avoids single-use wrapping paper by creatively wrapping Christmas presents in found items such as grocery ads, magazine pages, and used packing paper.

Saving doesn’t have to stop there - you can also reduce your energy use during the holidays by:

How about you? What do you do to save energy during the holiday season?

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