Saturday, November 2, 2019

17 Great 'E'cology Tips To Help You Make A Greener World on Thanksgiving!

Planetpals Puts An 'E' In Your Thanksgiving and Turns It Green

Some clever ways to green your Thanksgiving holiday and make it more memorable and meaningful for the entire family and Earth!

1.    When food and holiday shopping, combine trips. It saves gas and energy
2.    Buy in bulk: Such as using large soda containers instead of many small cans
3.    Bake your pies and dishes in reusable pans not disposable aluminum 
4.    Cook Many things in your oven at the same time to save energy
5.    Light a fire in the hearth to save on energy. Even better, make newspaper logs!
6.    Have a cooler with drinks for a large gathering because opening and closing the fridge lets the cold air out  and uses more energy
7.    Have  a designated Recycle Bin for guests Use Planetpals Free Recycle Sign
8.    Use cloth napkins, placemats and table covers. It not only makes the day more special and it saves paper!
9.    Make your own paper place cards and menus. Make them from your own handmade paper.  See Planetpals Paper Making Recipe.
10.  Make delicious recipes from those decorative pumpkins, berries and gourds (yes, you can cook some varieties) leftover after the holiday. Don't just throw them away!
11.  Recycle your decorations from year to year.
12.  Make decorations from recycled materials. This is a great craft for kids!
13.  Make paper mache decorations such as paper mache pumpkins. They not only can be reused, but you reuse paper! See Planetpals Paper Mache Recipe.
14.  It takes a lot of energy to make new containers, paper products and packaging. Be diligent, recycle all your newspapers, cans, bottles, plastics, cardboard and other materials.
15.  Make decorations from edibles such as fruit and cloves. The options are endless, just use creativity. Then, have a feast!

16. Make a Thankful Turkey teach kids to give thanks for the good things in life!

Get the Thankful Turkey! 
17. Lastly, learn all kinds of eco-friendly and fun Thanksgiving tips, tricks and crafts - Read the Thanksgiving Journal.

Always Remember the 4 "R"s. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair!