At the first Thanksgiving, pilgrims ate food that was harvested locally and naturally, and you can bet that plastic and Styrofoam didn’t figure into the equation. It’s time to take some sustainability tips from our ancestors by hosting an environmentally friendly Thanksgiving of our own.
• Don’t opt for one-occasion-only Thanksgiving decorations. Simply go outside and collect some branches, berries and leaves and make fall foliage creations of your own.
• Instead of using paper, plastic or Styrofoam dinnerware, use reusable dishware and make wash time a family bonding event.
For more green Thanksgiving tips from MacEachern, visit her blog.