With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you may in overdrive, shopping your meals, making last-minute travel plans, and sprucing up your house for guests.
If in the spirit of this holiday, you feel like paying gratitude to the environment that provides for us so abundantly, check out the following tips for a greener, more eco-conscious Turkey Day. (Don’t worry, they’re easy, and will only enhance the feasting fun!)
Green Thanksgiving tips from Olive and Myrtle and ModernEcoHomes.com:
- When shopping for your food, choose locally grown and organic. You’ll support local farmers and vendors, reduce the energy and packaging put into shipped goods, and chow down on food that’s chemical and additive-free.
- Buy food that has the least amount of packaging.
- Use reusable, recycled totes and produce bags (Reusable Organic Cotton Produce Bag from Wonder Thunder pictured) for your grocery shopping, carting food to the festivity’s locale, and for carrying home leftovers.
-Cook only the amount of food that is feasible for your party and guests. If you do have an excess of leftovers, consider donating the food to a local shelter. Better yet, make your Thanksgiving eco-friendly and socially conscious by volunteering at a local shelter.