'Tis the Season to be Jolly! Toronto Hydro serves up holiday conservation and green craft ideas

Toronto Hydro's Ideas for Greening the Holidays - Mike Carnegie, a Toronto Hydro underground supervisor, sings the first verse of Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas. Each day, beginning December 9, Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas will showcase a no/low cook recipe (perfect for entertaining) or a green holiday decorating idea. Recipe cards, instruction sheets and even some how-to videos will be posted online at www.torontohydro.com/holidays (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)

Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas will bring joy and savings to all

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - The first of December officially launches the season for giving.  Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) is giving customers ideas on how to save money and time. As people gather to celebrate they'll be looking for ways to save a penny or two.  Each day, beginning December 9, Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas will showcase a no/low cook recipe (perfect for entertaining) or a green holiday decorating idea.  Recipe cards, instruction sheets and even some how-to videos will be posted on torontohydro.com/holidays, @torontohydro and Facebook.com/torontohydro.

One of the ways to stay on Santa's good list is to do what's best for the environment - using LED lights is one of the easiest ways to conserve electricity. Here are some more holiday conservation tips:

  • Use timers on holiday lights to avoid leaving them on around the clock.  They also make the home look occupied when no one is home. Download coupons at torontohydro.com/coupons
  • Take advantage of Off-Peak hours December 25, 26 and January 1. Time meal preparation and holiday lighting around Off-Peak hours to save.
  • When entertaining friends and family, lower your thermostat a degree or two. With the additional body heat, you'll save energy while keeping your home comfortable.

More conservation tips are available at torontohydro.com/savethiswinter

And, because safety is Toronto Hydro's first priority, it's reminding customers to stay safe this winter season.

  • Using LED lights are not only more efficient, they remain cool to the touch so they're safer for pets and kids, and reduce the chance of a fire.
  • When buying new electrical holiday decorations ensure products are approved for use in Ontario.
  • Replace damaged electrical products including cords, lights and decorations.
  • Never remove the third prong from the plug of any electrical product — this is a "grounding pin" that works to prevent electric shock in the event of electrical equipment failure.

For more safety tips go to torontohydro.com/safety

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Image with caption: "Toronto Hydro's Ideas for Greening the Holidays - Mike Carnegie, a Toronto Hydro underground supervisor, sings the first verse of Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas. Each day, beginning December 9, Toronto Hydro's 12 Days of Christmas will showcase a no/low cook recipe (perfect for entertaining) or a green holiday decorating idea. Recipe cards, instruction sheets and even some how-to videos will be posted online at www.torontohydro.com/holidays (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131206_C8554_PHOTO_EN_34646.jpg

For further information:

Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Tbruckmueller@torontohydro.com
W: 416-542-2621
C: 416-903-0440