10 tips to go Green for Thanksgiving


  1. Shop Local for your food – go to the local farmer’s market, shop at a Food Co-op, buy from a farmer in your area, grow your own vegetables
  2. Skip the paper and plastic – remember to take your reusable bags to the grocery store.
  3. Use a reusable Roasting Pan to cook your turkey. Disposable roasting pans have become more popular in recent years, but they are not good for the environment.
  4. Use LED bulbs to light your celebration
  5. Use Cloth Napkins – reducing paper waste can help reduce the 2,200 paper napkins use by Americans per year. That is 662 billion napkins in the US per year.
  6. Ask guest to bring reusable to-go containers
  7. Compost leftovers that don’t get eaten – the average American family wastes $600 in food each year. Instead of throwing away uneaten leftovers or scraps, compost them.
  8. Use the fancy china plates and silverware – using plastic utensils and paper plates usually ends up in the local landfill
  9. Remember to Recycle instead of throwing packaging away
  10. Carpool – plan your trip to your family celebration destination in a way that you all reduce the total number of miles driven individually

Thanksgiving Day

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