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Stay green during holidays

The green revolution has reached well into the consumer realm, making buying opportunities that can have a positive impact on the environment and household budget.

If you'd like to reduce your ecological footprint and perhaps make a green-friendly statement, including during the holiday season, a variety of websites offer green shopping tips and guidelines.

Here are a few:

• Consumer Reports Greener Choices: Offers shopping info on a variety of consumer products under the “Green Shopping” drop-down menu or product icons. www.greenerchoices.org

• National Geographic's Green Guide: Covers several green living topics and includes buying guides. environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/green-guide/

• Federal Trade Commission: Focuses on green shopping descriptions that consumers can use to determine whether a product is actually green. www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/general/gen02.shtm

• Green America: Spotlights 10 tips for green shopping during the holidays. www.greenamerica.org/programs/shopunshop/buyinggreen/HolidayTips.cfm

• Environmental Protection Agency: Provides green shopping tips, with additional links on green product purchasing. www.epa.gov/osw/education/pubs/shopping.htm

Source: McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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The green revolution has reached well into the consumer realm, making buying opportunities that can have a positive impact on the environment and household budget.

If you'd like to reduce your ecological footprint and perhaps make a green-friendly statement, including during the holiday season, a variety of websites offer green shopping tips and guidelines. Here are a few:

• Consumer Reports Greener Choices: Offers shopping info on a variety of consumer products under the “Green Shopping” drop-down menu or product icons. http:///www.greenerchoices.org

• National Geographic's Green Guide: Covers several green living topics and includes buying guides. http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/green-guide/

• Federal Trade Commission: Focuses on green shopping descriptions that consumers can use to determine whether a product is actually green. http:///www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/general/gen02.shtm

• Green America: Spotlights 10 tips for green shopping during the holidays. http:///www.greenamerica.org/programs/shopunshop/buyinggreen/HolidayTips.cfm

• Environmental Protection Agency: Provides green shopping tips, with additional links on green product purchasing. http:///www.epa.gov/osw/education/pubs/shopping.htm

Source: McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

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