Do you find it difficult to be environmentally conscious in the winter? Winter weather brings unique challenges to the environment such as the use of salt on sidewalks and extra energy use for heating homes. The article suggests a few tips to protect the environment during winter, including wearing layers of clothes instead of raising the temperature in the home, shoveling snow before it turns into ice, using eco-friendly de-icers such as sand and sawdust instead of harmful chemicals, switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs, and limiting car idling to reduce emissions and pollution.