Green Tips For Thanks-Greening
Soon we will be traveling, cooking and gathering, all in the name of the Thanksgiving holiday. From the meal to the holiday shopping to the last leftover, as a nation we will be consuming and spending like nobody’s business. And while we must take this weekend for holiday fun and tradition, we really must remember that Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and being grateful for what we have. And what we all have is a great planet and resources that we need to protect so this coming Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time to go green.
Here are a few ways to make your Thanksgiving greener which will be a sign of thanks for all our earth gives to us!:
- Use nature to decorate – Use seasonal fruit, vegetables and plants that can be composted after the holiday. Gourds can adorn your table; then you can cook with them and/or compost later. Also, making decorations with kids from recycled materials keeps them busy, sparks imagination and makes lasting memories.
- Drink Organic – Or biodynamic. Booze that is! When shopping for adult Thanksgiving beverages, remember that organic, biodynamic, and natural wines have been produced without polluting pesticides or chemicals. And if your bottles travel thousands of miles to reach you, try to at least support small, independent vintners. In addition, it’s healthier for you and your guests!