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Home Living : November 30th 2010
4 HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 It's a green season » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING Dreaming of a green Christmas? It's possible, if you know where to look. Old habits die hard -- especially for festive fanatics -- but sourcing Christmas decorations from your own home and backyard can be a fun, environmentally friendly activity for the whole family. 1 Flick the switch. Save energy as well as some much-needed dollars off your electricity bill by canning the Christmas lights. Sure they draw in the crowds and look fantastic on the street but the energy used by those pretty little bulbs is affecting the environment. 2 Make your own gifts. Making naff, recycled cards or wrapping paper isn't everyone's cup of tea but by using leftover fruit, vegetables and pantry goods to make your own jams, chutneys, chocolates and biscuits you are able to give a more personalised gift while cutting down on wastage. 3 Festive foliage. Mix it up this Christmas by choosing a different style of native tree, plant or even branch to congregate around. Naked branches and twigs dressed up with homemade Christmas decorations bring the festive season forward a few centuries. It's a low maintenance type of tree is sure to attract a lot of attention. 4 Give the gift that gives. Avoid buying package and battery-laden presents for family and friends and instead opt for service or experience-based gifts. Vouchers for massages or manicures, concert tickets, magazine subscriptions and donations to charity are all thoughtful gifts that don't come with packaging, nor have they travelled miles to arrive under the Christmas tree. 5 Be green. When shopping for Christmas presents, buy from companies that are working towards reducing their impact on the environment. 2191933i hln wk20 Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au (NSW) Pty. Ltd. Have your own Master Bathroom Completed in 8 days guaranteed 20 years experience. ONE DAY INSTALL CONCRETE COATINGS, RESURFACING & POLISHING FREE QUOTES NO MORE UGLY CONCRETE! Indoor/Outdoor (UV Stable) Residential Commercial - Industrial www.ecoat.com.au 9981 5512 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152558i hln wk40 *NO INTEREST EVER! How can we help you today? ALUMINIUM WINDOWS CAR PORTS *Conditions apply Builders Licence No 34164 www.homeclad.com.au Showroom: 121 Fairford Road, PADSTOW CLADDING PATIO COVERS FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Ph 1800 658 088 All prices are subject to a deposit. All prices include installation. Metro areas only. *Estimates are based on 24 month term. A retail payment option by Certegy Australia Limited ABN 68 050 021 513. Conditions apply. OMECLAD 2079000i 23/11 Castle Hill Mirrors & Glass Ph. 9634 4633 Unit 5, 7-13 Victoria Avenue CASTLE HILL NSW 2154 CUT TO SIZE GLASS GLASS REPAIRS REAR VISION MIRROR REPAIRS GLASS SPLASHBACKS GLASS TABLE TOPS SHOWER SCREENS MIRRORS GLASS SHELVES & BRACKETS OPPOSITE TOYOTA 2259505i hlf wk39 www.randrglass.com.au
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