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LED for the Holidays!


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Want to shed some eco-friendly light on your holidays? Try decorating your place with colorful holiday LED lights! They consume far less energy than our typical household lights do, in turn slightly cutting back on our greenhouse gas emissions.

citrine.jpgCheck out these bright lights @ holidayleds.com.
According to the website, their LED’s consumer 90% less energy than conventional incandescent lights and have a 50,000 hour bulb life. These lights will even help lower your energy bill over the holiday season!

find more of their festive LED options here.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

a mixed bag of green news


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Let’s Say Thanks. Over and Over, and Overseas


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Nearly 25 years ago my good friend Leslie said goodbye to her husband Tom who was leaving her and their very young son to board his naval carrier for a 6-month cruise. Leslie, a wonderful writer, wrote Tom a letter every day, and kept a calendar on which she chronicled what the baby had done each day, so that Tom could feel a little less like he had missed it all. I often think in these days of instant messaging how much easier their communication would have been, how much closer the husband and wife, the father and son would have been with the benefit of email.

thankscard.jpgToday I received an email asking me to blend the best of both worlds by visiting LetsSayThanks.com a site devoted to sending personalized messages of gratitude to US troops overseas. By submitting a message through this site you have the opportunity to send a free personalized postcard greeting to deployed servicemen and women. There are many imaginative postcard designs collected from young artists across the nation, so many in fact, that you may want to send more than one to avoid the task of choosing a favorite.

Supported by Xerox and other corporate sponsors, LetsSayThanks.com is easy, fast, and undoubtedly makes a heartfelt impact overseas. Add your thoughts and prayers to the mailbag at www.LetsSayThanks.com.

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