Photo Friday | Sustainable Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and the weather is finally getting the memo that it's autumn and not summer! Phew. I'm already ready for the good food, visiting family, the annual Thanksgiving viewing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and the real star of the holiday this year: THE GILMORE GIRLS NETFLIX REVIVAL. (Ooohh, if I haven't waited nine years for this...and I'm remaining blissfully unspoiled!)

Are you thankful for our environment? If so, show it in your celebrations next week! If you're hosting friends or family, make some small changes to your gathering to lessen the amount of waste you create.

One of the biggest impacts you can make is choosing reusable dinnerware. You don't have to bring out the fine china, but by skipping the disposable plates, bowls, utensils and cups, you're avoiding a lot of unnecessary and unrecyclable waste.

A few years ago, I wrote a detailed post on sustainable Thanksgiving gatherings, so head over and learn some more ways you can be green this year.

Here's a quick summary of the other changes that make a big impact:
  • Cloth bags
  • Recycling bins
  • Local produce and meats 
  • And a bonus that's not in my previous post: Local brews and spirits!

It's funny how Louisiana is notorious for not having fall foliage on the level of New England, but I manage to find the three pictures in my phone featuring colorful leaves. It's such a great illusion of fall, especially this year as we're still wearing short sleeves on the regular.

What do you have planned this year? Are you staying home? Traveling? Hosting a big group? Dining out? Hanging at home with the pets?

Come on back next week for a blog post on Small Business Saturday!

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