Have a Greener Thanksgiving

With Turkey Day around the corner, it’s time to start planning the biggest meal of the year. Thanksgiving is all about gathering with friends and family, joining in a meal and showing your gratitude for the blessings the year has provided. Why not show a little extra gratitude to Mother Earth this year and add some green into your Thanksgiving routine?

  1. Reuse plates, cutlery, glasses and even napkins! This is a wonderful way to reduce waste and avoid the gravy-soaked plate disaster.
  2. Purchase local and organic food items. If you are going to be in the hustle and bustle of grocery shopping, why not add your local farm’s market to your list of stops. Not only are you supporting a local, but you may even find yourself enjoying this trip to the store.
  3. Make a colorful plate. While meat has always been the start of the show, the meat industry is also the number one source of methane gas. Increase the color on your plate this year and add more fruits and vegetable to the menu.
  4. Go for a walk. Are you having Thanksgiving with family that lives nearby? Why not walk, bike or take public transportation. Not only is this a fantastic way to burn off some of that turkey, but it also helps keep exhaust emissions down.