11. Bake Several Dishes at a TimeThe holiday season is a big time for baking. Make the most of your oven and the energy that goes into heating it, by cooking several dishes at once. Remember: it takes the same amount of energy to heat a full oven as it does a nearly-empty one.
12. Use the Smallest Appliance to Get the Job DoneUse your microwave and toaster oven for small holiday cooking tasks, and save the oven for big cooking tasks.
13. Keep Lids on PotsFoods cook faster (meaning less energy use) when the lid is on.
14. Unplug Phantom Energy Users Before You Go On VacationTVs, DVD players, computers, printers, radios and many other electronics use energy even when they aren’t turned on. Unplug these items before you go on vacation, and enjoy the energy savings.