The Fall season means football and dinners on Sunday afternoons. Hosting an Eco-friendly dinner party is a great way to express your opinions and educate your friends about going green. This article will provide some tips for hosting an Eco friendly dinner.
Step 1. Going organic on your food is an excellent start. You can find organic meats and vegetables for your main course. You can find these at any store or even a farmers market. An organic meal lets your guests take a healthy second look at the food they eat.
Step 2. You can use organic wine and even make organic cocktails. You can use organic fruits and mixes with organic vodka. These are great for ice breakers as your guests arrive.
Step 3. You can use emails as Eco friendly invitations. Although you are using energy, you are not wasting paper.
Step 4. Following up on saving paper products, use real china and glass wear. Stay away from plastic table cloths. Use linens for napkins and table cloths. The same with utensils.
Step 5. Use soot -ree candles. When you see soot on candle glass, you are polluting the air. Candles can add to the atmosphere of your party. Consider using real fruit smelling candles. You can even find organic candles in candle shops. Using candles also saves electricity.
Step 6. Use food scraps for your organic compost area outside. Collect them in metal coffee cans. Use recycled paper for trash bags. Avoid the plastic garbage bags.
Step 7. Regular tap water works well in chilled glasses. This way you don’t have throw away bottles to fill land fills.
Step 8. If you have to grill, use your outside grill. Propane burns cleaner than natural gas and doesn’t waste electricity.
Step 9. Decorations. If you use Fall flowers for table decorations, give them away to your guests as they leave. This is an excellent way to recycle fresh flowers to be used again by your friends. You can also use pine cones, acorns, colored maple leaves, Indian corn and gourds for table decorations.
Step 10. Anything that reduces your carbon footprint is free game. You can hand out plant seeds or small tree saplings to be planted as gifts. The arbor association can help you with these.
A Fall season Eco-friendly dinner party can be the perfect example, for others to follow, when it comes time to begin going green.
sources; Emily White; The Eco friendly hostess