Top 5 Thanksgiving Green Tips

thankThere are plenty of opportunities around the holiday season to save energy and be green without sacrificing time with loved ones. Find out how easy being environmentally responsible this season can be with these tips.

Light candles. An oldie, but a goodie, lighting candles to create atmosphere will save on the amount of electric lights you may be tempted to leave on. Candles can brighten up a dim corner and candles on the mantle instead of an overhead light set the mood for a cozy movie and hot chocolate.

Don’t forget about efficiency when preparing your holiday meal! For starters, organize dishes that need to be cooked in the oven so that they can be cooked together, saving on the total amount of time your oven is on. Also, keep in mind the array of no-bake options for your table. A simple Google search returns thousands of tasty treats.

After you’ve all cleared your plates, fill your sink with soapy water to clean your dishes. This way, your faucet doesn’t remain running from start to finish. Simply turn it on for a rinse and you’re good to go.

It is easy to go green this holiday season by being more conscious of how you are using energy and materials. Your planet will thank you with beautiful holiday seasons to come.