Pigskin season has begun: the air is cooling down, and the leaves are starting to change colors. Fall is blowing in, and gobbling up a good meal is on everyone’s mind. Check out five Turkey Day tips to keep your outlook eco-focused as you prepare for your family’s big feast.
- Eat low-carb(on). Let this Thanksgiving Day mark the day that you start eating foods that have a low carbon footprint. The Cool Foods Campaign highlights five principles that show you how to be a part of the climate solution.
- Get out the fancy stuff. Using your china and cloth napkins prevents wasteful use of paper products that can negatively impact trees and landfills.
- Give your house a glow. No need to turn on the lights when you can use candles to create an ambience that’s shimmering bright.
- Start composting. Scrape off your plate’s leftover potato skins, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce into the backyard compost pile rather than the trash can. Composting benefits your soil, recycles kitchen waste, is an alternative for chemical fertilizers and reduces landfill waste.
- Travel smart. Before gearing up for that long drive, be sure your car is in good working condition and your tires are properly inflated. Pile in all the cousins, because carpooling reduces the number of cars on the road, which helps to lower greenhouse gas emissions. If flying is a must, consider purchasing carbon offsets to minimize your carbon footprint created by your flight.