It's that time of year again! Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends, enjoy the company of those we love, and give thanks for all our blessings. But as you prepare your table this year, don't forget about how you can also celebrate sustainability at home. There are many ways to make Thanksgiving more sustainable: from using recycled paper products and locally grown food to even simple things like taking care not to waste any leftovers or cooking in bulk before the big day arrives. In this blog post, we'll explore 5 tips for making your Thanksgiving dinner a little more green!
- Build a tradition- Visit your local charity thrift shop and purchase fancy dishes at a discount to help you make your Thanksgiving memorable, reduce one-time use of paper/styrofoam plates and let your family members take their leftovers on your treasure finds as memorabilia for this year's Thanksgiving!
- Donate what remains- Instead of letting any leftover food go to waste, donate it to a local food pantry. This is not only an act of kindness but also can help reduce food waste at home.
- Make your own- Whether it's homemade cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie, use this Thanksgiving as a chance to make everything from scratch and spread the love (of cooking!) with family and friends who want to join in on the fun.
- Making A Statement- Ok we know it's not Christmas! But this is a great opportunity to give your family reusable utensils. They will be thankful for the invaluable gift! Check out our selection of reusable utensils by The Jungle Culture
- Buy local- Buying locally not only supports your community but it's fresher too – which means no food waste at home or during transportation! To learn more about buying local foods and where you can find them near you.