Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving that is as “green” as can be!  And Happy Hanukkah!

Check articles in this blog that are labeled “holidays” for some green ideas!  Also, remember to shop local and buy locally made if possible! 

How to Have a Green Thanksgiving

, eHow Contributor

Think "green" this Thanksgiving. You'll feel better about yourself when you are giving back for all that you have to be thankful for. Plan an eco-friendly holiday. Big celebrations don't have to negatively impact the environment. Go organic, get creative and reduce your waste. Do your part to make this Thanksgiving holiday a little more "green." Even if you are traveling lots of miles and using up lots of gas, it isn't too difficult to help even out that carbon footprint if you are conscious of all the other choices you make along the way.

<![if !supportLists]>1.    <![endif]>Serve organic foods. Organic foods are completely chemical-free and less harmful to the environment.
<![if !supportLists]>2.    <![endif]>Keep decorations simple. It's tempting to purchase Thanksgiving decorations, but many of these plastic and paper items end up in the landfills.
<![if !supportLists]>3.    <![endif]>Celebrate your green holiday with neighbors. Many people travel great distances during the Thanksgiving Holidays. This consumes an excessive amount of energy in a short amount of time. Reduce energy waste when you invite your neighbors to Thanksgiving dinner. Use traditional silverware.
<![if !supportLists]>4.    <![endif]>Avoid using paper plates and plastic silverware.
<![if !supportLists]>5.    <![endif]>Compost your leftovers you just can’t eat. While it is better to only cook what you'll use, there are often plenty of leftovers after Thanksgiving dinner.
<![if !supportLists]>6.    <![endif]>Talk about the things that matter to you around the dinner table. When it's your turn to list what you are thankful for, talk about the environment and what being "green" means to you.