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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you're traveling away from home or hosting the feast at your place, these tips will help you have a happy, healthy and environmentally-friendly holiday gathering.

For Travelers

car safetyAAA estimates that more than 43 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday. Ninety percent - nearly 39 million - will travel by car. Whether your destination is near or far, use these tips to travel safely, save gas and save money.

For Hosts

The holiday season is a time for joyful gatherings of family and friends. But a house full of guests can also result in higher energy bills, increased water use and stressed septic systems. Use these tips to save energy, save water and save money.