Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving - Impact Tip

I am off to the backwoods of KY to visit my grandparents so I won't have any access to my Internet and limited access to my phone so I am doing my Impact Tip early this week.

There are so many easy ways to reduce waste on Thanksgiving:

1. Don't use plastic and disposable plates and utensils, I know doing the dishes isn't that much fun but you will save a lot of waste!

2. Don't throw those left overs away, send them with family or donate them to a
homeless shelter.

3. Compose any food scraps leftover from cooking the meal

4. Recycle as much of the packaging as possible and help your guests located the recycling bins to help you

5. If you are going out of town, don't forget to turn down your thermostat

6. Buy in bulk! It saves packaging waste and trips to the store.

Really these are things you can do everyday, but sometimes when there is many times the number of people in our homes at the holidays we skip it to save time but this is the time it is more important to remember. To set a good example and to reduce the huge amounts of garbage going out this holiday season.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving and I will be back on Monday to help you with whatever you need!

Here are some pictures of my nephew Peter from when we went to the arboretum a few weeks ago. I love fall, leaves, food, family...I am thankful for it all!

1 comment:

Shawna said...

As always - absolutely beautiful photographs! Keep up the excellent work!