If you read my last post on Green Thanksgiving, you know that it’s a special holiday in my family and that I am planning to adopt a turkey this year. But besides that, I am looking into ways to make it a little more eco friendly this year. How?
1. I’m buying local and organic – that means, my vegetables, fruits, meats, and decorations will all come from local farmers and fruit stands. I never used to pay attention to those things when buying holiday ingredients since I cook so many different dishes. But this yeara, I will be buying all local. Of course, organic would be even better.
2. No plastic – there will be no plastic cutlery or flatware at my Thanksgiving table. No paper napkins or table cloths. No plastic centerpieces either. Although I will not have a sit down dinner due to space problems, I will have “grown up” napkins and tablecloth with silverware. Oh, and leftovers? If people want to take my leftovers home, they are going to have to bring their own containers – glass, of course. No containers? No leftover to take home. And mine will be stored in glass wares too, of course.
3. No traveling – I usually don’t travel on Thanksgiving. I was going to this year but that plan was postponed. So I won’t be increasing my carbon footprint this year again. yay!
4. Cleaning – I know I’ll be cleaning for days before the holiday. I will be only using all natural cleaning agents without nasty chemicals, like the ones from ecostoreUSA. And when the meals have been served and the guests have gone (or watching football), I know I’ll be cleaning along with my hubby, using all natural dish washing liquids and all purpose cleansers.
5. Donating food – I always donate to at least one organization every year for Thanksgiving. With the economy being so sucky (pardon my French) this year, I know donations might be down. It won’t kill me financially to buy a little extra so I’ll be donating again.
6. Being Thankful – I know I took on this green journey with more conviction only recently but I feel thankful that I made a difference. Through my blog and my shop, I feel that I have reached many of you to think about the environment and I am VERY THANKFUL for that. Please be safe this holiday and be grateful for what we have and let’s continue to be thankful for this wonderful planet we live in.
Have a Green and Happy Thanksgiving!