Saturday, November 7, 2009

Some Tips to Green Your Thanksgiving

It's never too early to start planning for Thanksgiving. With just a few weeks left, here are some tips on how to make your Thanksgiving more eco-friendly:
  1. Buy less so there is less cost and less waste. Try cutting out one or two dishes (not the absolute favorites) or cutting down on the amount of each you make.

  2. Use the freshest (organic if possible), locally grown, seasonal ingredients whenever possible. To save money, buy in bulk (go in with friends) from your local farmer, use coupons for organic items and start saving for next year's organic turkey (they really do taste better), the day after this year's celebration.

  3. Avoid purchasing anything that cannot be reused, recycled, composted or consumed.

  4. 100% beeswax candles in holiday shapes as well as tapers etc. from Big Dipper Wax Works

  5. Handmade, hand dyed, organic cotton table cloths and napkins from Fiberactive Organics

  6. If you are grateful for your guests, why not plant a tree in their names in a national forest that has been decimated by wildfire through Trees for a Change.
How are you making your Thanksgiving more green this year?

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