As 2009 came to a close, have we given enough thought to our impact on the enviroment in the new year? When most people choose to make new year's resolutions, they often opt to work harder, to lose weight, or to manage finances in a more effective manner. Why not choose to improve our eco-conscious efforts? Caring for the environment is one of the few resoultions we can make that has a direct impact on the globe and creates a better world for our planet's future inhabitants. Recycle gift bags given to you with gifts from this holiday season to use next year! Choose to use soy candles instead of parrafin wax candles, which emit harmful chemicals and rely on foreign oil production. Change lightbulbs to more efficient, low wattage models. Begin a carpool or rely less on the car! Small steps equal big changes when more people participate, so share ideas with friends and family. Here's to a happier, healthier planet for 2010!