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Having a green Christmas

To: Editor

From: Mark Kwiecienski, Basalt

Re: Environmental policies

Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth ” God’s only son sent to earth with a message of hope, love and salvation. The year is 2007 and the earth is in the midst of dramatic climate change due to man’s domination of the planet and the carbon dioxide produced as a by product. Electricity came into popular usage about 100 years ago ” before that time there were no electric Christmas lights.

All of what we do adds up. Will the consciousness of man take the billions of tiny steps necessary to reduce carbon emissions or will we be lazy, and hide behind egos, traditions, and the like and say it doesn’t apply to me or I will do something later? A great way to bring consciousness to the green movement and to awaken the true spirit of Christmas would be to limit the hours which outdoor Christmas lights are turned on or better yet leaving them off altogether.

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