I can’t say my carbon footprint is the biggest worry for me over Christmas. It’s probably more like managing to get all my presents in time and making sure I’m not the person who has to deal with the tree after it starts to look a lot less festive and drops all of it’s browning needles over the carpet.
However, if you’re thinking Christmas 2.0 then you’re probably all into energy saving both for the sake of the environment and for credit crunch cash-strapping reasons as well. In which case, you need to get yourself over to Eco Geek Living and pick up a set of these solar-powered LED Christmas Lights for a slightly less exchange rate favourable than it use to be $39.97 plus postage.
You get 60 LED bulbs over 37ft of cabling and they’ll glow for eight hours after a 2-4 hour charge time. The idea is that you stake the solar panel into the ground and, fingers crossed, there’ll be enough daylight to power it up before you switch it on at night. Pretty good really and they look nice too. Bargain.
(via Good Clean Tech)