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Green Travel Advent Calendar 2011

Hi there!

We hope you've enjoyed the last 24 days of eco-tips!

Mynatour wishes you all an amazing holiday whether you're off adventuring on the road, snowboarding in the alps, kicking back in the tropics, trekking in Nepal, surfing in Oz or just chilling at home.

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10 SILENT NIGHT, HOLY SMOKELESS NIGHT!

By Admin, 12/09/2009 - 18:37

Cold frosty windows, lit up by flickering candles really capture the heart of the Christmas experience. However, you might want to consider your choice of festive candle very carefully before you settle down to roast those chestnuts. Paraffin candles are from petroleum residues which pollute both the environment and the lungs - yuk, cough, splutter!

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9 JUMP INTO THE CARPOOL!

By Admin, 12/08/2009 - 00:33

We all know that our childhood friend Santa is super green because as he uses reindeer to power his sleigh around the world, with no emissions other than Rudolph?s occasional droppings. Although we don?t expect you to hook up with a magic flying vehicle and nine woodland creatures, you can make a difference by embracing the carpool concept!

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8 READ THE NEWS ONLINE

By Admin, 12/07/2009 - 17:45

As we approach Christmas, we know that a new year is just around the corner. Why not make some truly green resolutions for 2010? Have you considered where you consume all your day to day news? There's something undeniably special about unfolding the newspaper over your morning coffee and taking in the headlines. However, the environmental impact of printing that newspaper and delivering it to your door is immense.

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7) SHARE A SHOWER

By Admin, 12/06/2009 - 17:34

T?is the season to give and receive, so why not double the fun by sharing a shower with someone and help save energy. If we all made a splash by working that shower hose with our favourite people, just once a week, we would make CO2 savings equivalent to the annual emissions of a coal power plant! So clean up your act and make a shower date in your diary today.

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6 TURN OFF LIGHTS AND OTHER ENERGY USING DEVICES

By Admin, 12/04/2009 - 23:30

So, you?re putting those Christmas lights up again. How exciting! But did you behave like a bad elf by leaving them switched on all night? If so, give yourself a little slap on the wrist. All it takes is the flick of a switch to save a huge amount of energy in your household. You can massively reduce your yearly personal power consumption by doing some very simple things. Cut out those red lights!

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5 TURN OFF THE WATER WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH

By Admin, 12/04/2009 - 23:29

You?ve got a beautiful smile. One that will look great when you flash it at your office party this Christmas. But why be so "tap happy" when you?re brushing your teeth? Be a water buddy and only use what you need when you?re getting your gnashers pearly white. We waste so much water in the bathroom by casually leaving the taps running merrily whilst we go to work on our snags. Try using a smaller or medium flow of water too, it won?t hurt!

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4) BUY LOCALLY GROWN FOOD

By Admin, 12/04/2009 - 23:29

Its holiday time soon, so we?ll all be getting ready to feast. Before you start cooking all those veggies for the Christmas table, think about exactly where you source your food from. Did you buy your sprouts from a local farmers market or could you have grown your own potatoes?

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3 DON'T USE A SCREEN SAVER

By Admin, 12/04/2009 - 23:26

So you?ve got a nice Christmassy snow scene as your screen saver right now. Very pretty, but did you know that you can help the planet out by eliminating screen savers from your life. All you have to do is set your display to sleep. Yes, it?s surprising but these days most screen savers don?t actually save energy.

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2 BUY A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE

By Admin, 12/04/2009 - 23:23

We all love trimming our Christmas trees at this time of year, but is it better to buy a real tree or opt for one of those cheap artificial ones? Well the no nonsense news is that the greenest and most eco friendly option is to buy the real thing. So what if you get the odd pine needle on your carpet?

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