Thursday, November 19, 2009

Impact Tip - Thanksgiving eco tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I don't know where this year has gone...again! :) Here are some pretty good tips actually for making your thanksgiving experience a little more eco-friendly from

1. Break out the fancy fabric napkins this year. Or, if you're using disposable napkins, try ones made from recycled materials.

2. Serve at least one local food. Root vegetables and squash are in season, so make your mashed potatoes, your sweet potato casserole or your pumpkin pie from a local source.

3. Starting today, save plastic containers and lids from products like sour cream to send home leftovers with your guests.

4. If you're going to someone else's house and you know you'll be sent home with leftovers, take your own reusable containers so your host doesn't have to use plastic bags or other disposable items.

5. Delete one item from your menu. There's always too much food anyway, right?

6. Carpool to dinner with someone close by.

7. If you're hosting dinner, turn your thermostat down 2 degrees. The heat from the kitchen and your guests will help warm your home.

8. Serve organic or locally made wine or beer.

9. Compost your food scraps.

10. Don't buy any new decorations. No one will notice. Really, they won't. (this one is for my mom! haha)

Most importantly, travel safe and enjoy your time together!

1 comment:

Steve Y said...

Great tips! Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!