With the holiday season around the corner, many of us will be out looking for the perfect gift or shopping online to save time. The good news is that online shopping does have a smaller carbon footprint than driving to a store. But shipping can negate those environmental savings. First, avoid the fastest shipping option; overnight shipping results in much higher greenhouse gas emissions than ground shipping. And don't buy things with an "if I don't like it, I'll just return it" mindset. Buying carefully and responsibly, making sure that what you order is what you really need, can have a big impact.
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