Planning a green holiday meal
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Going green for the holidays is not as hard as people may imagine.
Do your part when planning a holiday meal and start a few new green traditions that will help you reduce, reuse, and recycle. It all starts with the food. Shopping for locally grown foods is better for the planet because it takes less resources to get to your table. It also helps the farms where you live.
Opting for organic foods is also a good idea. Organic foods were grown without pesticides and insecticides. At the table, start a new tradition of ditching the idea of disposable dishes. If your guest list exceeds your number of settings; consider renting additional items. You can also borrow dishes from friends and family or visit a thrift store to buy some unique pieces on a budget. If don’t have cloth napkins, get some. They are much less wasteful than the paper variety.
Get creative with your centerpiece and let nature be your guide. Most anything will work. Choose magnolia and holly leaves for greenery. Pine cones and twigs and colorful leaves can also be used to make your table festive and it won’t cost you a penny.
Your eco-friendly meal does not need to end once the meal is over. Start an annual tradition with your guests when it comes to all those leftovers. Have everyone bring reusable containers to take home all the extras.
Do Your Part to be a little more eco-friendly this year. It’s your gift to our planet.