How To: Host An Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving

eco-friendly-thanksgivingLet the countdown begin! Only three weeks left until Thanksgiving that will be celebrated on November 28th this year.

Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for families and friends to get together, enjoy each other company and share food as a way to give thanks for what they have.

This time of the year is often a rush for many people that are hosting a get together. Planning, cooking, cleaning… It is easy to take the convenient options to save time and not think about having a Green Thanksgiving but it doesn’t have to be that way. With a little pre-planning and a couple of good Eco-friendly tips on how to go green for Thanksgiving, you can celebrate Thanksgiving in a sustainable way!

The first tip is of course to buy and eat local. Locally grown food is good for your health and for the environment. Organic food is grown without pesticide and hormones and when they are local, miles between your plates and the farm is reduced which is good when it comes to the ecological footprint. Shopping locally is also great to support local businesses and local farmers. When it comes to wine, go for organic wines that have an organic wine label!

Let’s talk about decorations now. Of course you want to decorate your home on this important holiday and it’s great. Just think outside the box and use your imagination to make awesome Eco-friendly Thanksgiving decorations!

pumpkinsYou can choose to use Eco-friendly candles – you can easily find them in a lot of places – but if you really want to be Eco-friendly, it is time to be crafty. The first thing that comes to mind is of course pumpkins! Seasonal, they are the perfect Thanksgiving decoration and you can display them everywhere. Don’t forget however that pumpkins are food in the first place, don’t let them go to waste! Pumpkin cakes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin gratin… You have so much options, it would be a shame not to try all of them!

When it is pretty easy to make great paper decorations that you can recycle once the holiday is over, you can also choose to be more creative and make decorations and refrigerator magnets with homemade modeling dough! Not only it is original but it can also be a great opportunity to spend time with kids, friends or family and have fun! Want to know how to make modeling dough decorations and refrigerator magnets? Here’s a great tutorial that will make you enjoy every minute of it! 

Last but not least, you can always use items that you will find in nature to decorate your place or create an Eco-friendly centerpiece for your table.

See, it is not that complicated to go green for Thanksgiving!

Now you know what to drink, what to eat, and what to do to decorate your place! The last thing is to figure out what you are going to serve your food on. Depending on how many people will be eating, it can be tiring to even think about doing the dishes. Cleaning after having people over is already a chore and nobody would blame you if you chose to go with disposable tableware as long as you are smart about it. We are talking about having an Eco-friendly Thanksgiving so it is essential for you to choose Eco-friendly disposable tableware. Luckily, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Sugarcane, Bamboo, Palm Leaf… There is no need to add stress to the holidays when it is so easy to get amazing Eco-friendly disposable items!

Check them all out to be able to choose the one that you like best at www.bioandchic.com.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to stay green and recycle at home!

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