Last minute tips to keep your Thanksgiving green!

The holidays are here! Time to end the work week early and start logging those hours in the kitchen instead of at the office!

Wondering how you can green up your Thanksgiving feast without a ton of extra effort? We know how hectic things can become and how fast time can fly when you’re rushing to get everything prepped and oven-ready, so we’ve gathered a handful of really easy last minute tips here to help make your Thanksgiving greener:


– Swap out disposable tin foil roasting trays for a traditional roasting pan (usually stainless steel or ceramic). It is worth the investment! Or, you can always borrow one from a friend or family member. If you must use a disposable roasting pan, use one that’s manufactured by Eco-Foil, which you can pick up at any major grocery store. Don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bag!




– Monitor your waste (recycle!) and food scraps (compost!) while cooking, and make sure to set up recycling and compost bins for your guests so they know what-goes-where when it comes to clearing their plates. Also, make sure that you store your leftovers properly so that they don’t spoil– if you have a ton of leftovers that you don’t think you’ll be able to eat up in the next few days, try freezing them or packing some up for guests to take home!


– Get crafty! Try making your own decorations and table settings from nature– a great earth-friendly activity for the whole family! Pine cones, rosemary sprigs, and lemons make beautiful and fragrant centerpieces. You can also get creative with whole cranberries, persimmons, gourds, twigs and leaves, acorns, cinnamon sticks, twine… fall is the perfect time of year to use things you find in nature and turn them into colorful decorations! From napkin ties to place cards to garlands, there are lots of decoration pieces that you can make from nature, rather than buying them all at a home goods store. We love this slideshow of natural DIY decoration ideas from Better Home & Gardens, or you can make up your own!

Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!

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