How about having a green, eco-friendly Thanksgiving celebration this
year, and doing your small bit to help Mother Nature in the process.
Here are some easy tips to have a green Thanksgiving, and to vindicate
that you care. Remember to share this page in your social site
1. Plant a tree:
It may seem very trivial at first, but it is one of the best things
you can do to help nature. If you donot have your own garden, organize
a tree planting festival at a public garden taking the required
permissions, or at an interested friend’s garden.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide, about 26 pounds a year, and gives enough
oxygen a family of four may need in an year to survive.
2. Shop for locally grown items
Try and shop for food items that are packed within 100 miles of your
place of consumption. This is will ensure lesser traveling of the
ingredients, and hence less carbon print.
3. Go Organic
Organic is the way to grow. Shop for organic food (the package should
announce it), or organically fed turkeys, or both. They are a tad
expensive, but you are making a big difference and are also buying
4. Celebrate at home
This will ensure less traveling and hence less pollution. Also invite
your neighbors for a joint celebration and multiply the good effect.
5. Cook as per requirement
Remember what happened last year. You had a host of leftovers. Use
that experience, and cook judicious amounts, so that there is lesser
wastage. Do not store the leftovers; instead feed them to people and
animals who needs them. You will have the double benefit: the pleasure
of feeding the hungry and not using the refrigerator and saving on
6. Vegetarian Thanksgiving:
If you can withstand the lure of roasted turkey, then this is a very
good option, both for your health and for nature.
7. carbon credits
If you are flying to reach home for thanksgiving, then do your bit by
buying carbon credits.
8. Reuse, Recycle
Recycle as if there is no tomorrow, and reuse as much as possible. Use
paper napkins that can be washed and reused, for example.
9. Say thanks, and say your prayers
Cultivate your spiritual side and say your prayers. Say Thanks!