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Take away some easy ideas on how to green your holidays!

The holidays are a time to bring family together for great meals, gifts and gatherings. The holiday season can be a stressful time for us and for our planet. But it doesn't have to be. Take care of yourself and the earth as you prepare for this busy time. By following some simple tips, you can make this holiday season happier and more sustainable. 

No one wants to drag bins overloaded with trash to the curb. Reusable wrapping can help reduce the amount of waste you create while gift giving. Reusable bags aren’t just for groceries. Take them with you every time you go shopping to reduce the amount of waste you’re bringing home. Remember— reusable bags make great gift bags, too!

Everyone loves decorating their homes with lights, but not the bills that come with it. LED light strands use an average of 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lights. Roseville Electric Utility customers can take advantage of our light exchange program to get up to three strands of brand new LED lights by trading in their old incandescent strands (while supplies last).

All of our delicious holiday meals can lead to extra fats, oils and grease (FOG) in the kitchen. 65% of all sewer spills are related to FOG. Don’t get bogged down by sewer clogs while you have a house full of guests! Collect your FOG in a sealable, non-breakable container and dispose of it properly. Roseville residents can call 916-774-5780 to schedule convenient curbside pickup.

For more easy tools and great tips on greening your holidays, stop by the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Mahany Park, to see the Home for the Holidays temporary exhibit through January 4, 2018. For more information, call (916) 746-1550. 
 

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     Watts Up Meter

    Borrow a Watts Your Energy Usage Meter and find out if you have energy waste in your home!

    Ever wondered how much energy that old freezer in the garage uses? Want to know the wattage coming from your entertainment system when it’s in standby mode? Stop by your local Roseville Public Library and check out our Watts Your Energy Usage meter loan kit. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to measure the energy your appliances use.

    Armed with a Watts Up meter and the quick start guide, you can determine how much energy is wasted every month by leaving items plugged in while not in use. Calculate whether upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® appliance will save you money and find out just how much energy those CFL and LED bulbs are actually saving.