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Set the Mood with Candles

Most candles aren't green, and we're not talking about where they fall on the color wheel. Candles are often made from paraffin wax, which is petroleum-based -- that means that when you burn a candle, you're burning fossil fuels. Yes, those same fossil fuels that are linked to climate change. While you may think the few candles you burn at home will make little impact on climate change, think about this: Americans spend roughly $2 billion per year on candles (and that's just the candles, not the accessories). And it takes 1 billion pounds of wax to keep up with the yearly demand for candles in the U.S. [source: National Candle Association].

Instead, choose candles made from more eco-friendly materials, such as soy, beeswax or palm oil -- the greenest options being the ones made locally (which eliminates the additional fuel used to ship the candles).


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