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Eco-Friendly Thanksgiving: Your Guide to Celebrating Sustainably Without Compromising Tradition

Celebrate Thanksgiving in a way that's better for the environment. Big dinners can create a lot of waste and pollution. So, it's a good idea to make Thanksgiving more eco-friendly.

Buy food from local farms or markets. It's fresh, helps local businesses, and means less pollution from transporting food over long distances.

Try serving some dishes without meat. Farming animals for food has a big impact on the environment. Using more veggies, beans, and grains can make the meal exciting and lighter on the planet.

Don't make too much food to avoid waste. See how much your family can eat and plan the meal size. Ask everyone to bring containers for taking home any extra food.

Use plates and cups that can be washed and used again instead of throwing away. If you use disposable ones, pick those that can be composted. Washing up can be fun if everyone helps out.

Decorate with things from nature like leaves and pinecones. Or use decorations you can keep and reuse every year.

When cooking, try to use less energy. Use appliances that save energy and cook more than one thing in the oven at the same time. Slow cookers and microwaves are also good choices.

Spend some time outside to appreciate nature. Go for a walk, hang out in the garden, or just enjoy the fresh air from a window.

Thanksgiving is about being thankful for what we have, including our planet. Using eco-friendly ways to celebrate shows we're thankful for nature too. Let's remember to care for the Earth as we enjoy this holiday.


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