How do you have a Superbowl party at home and stay green? Most people opt for the convenience of disposables, and may not want to use their “good” dishes for a party. A trip to the dollar store or discount store can really save you money and you can buy reusable items for future gatherings. Get some ceramic dishes, drinking glasses, cloth napkins, and bamboo or stainless steel serving utensils. You could also buy some kitchen towels and washcloths in place of paper towels to clean up any spills. If any of these items were to get ruined, then it isn’t a big deal. Here are a few tips:
• Use reusable dishes, utensils, napkins, etc…
• Pick up a box of empty jam/jelly Mason jars at the grocery store and use them as drinking glasses.
• Put out pitchers of water instead of individual plastic water bottles.
• Be sure to set up stations for recycling and composting.
• Ask guests to carpool or use public transportation.
• Try to serve healthy snacks. Shop at the farmers market in the morning to serve fresh, local, organic food.
These are just a few ideas. If use must use disposable items, then please buy biodegradable/compostable items. They are becoming more and more available, so keep an eye out for them. Go team!
Summer is just around the corner, which means there will be lots of outdoor gatherings. Instead of using plastic single use cups, try the 16oz Kanteen Stainless Steel Pint Cups. They are durable, versatile, reusable, and dishwasher safe.
I have these cups and they are awesome. They are perfect for picnics, barbecues, outdoor concerts, hangin’ by the pool, or any occasion.
I purchased my first pair of Okabashi flip flops and I absolutely love them! They are the most comfortable thongs that I’ve ever worn. I noticed the comfort immediately and I didn’t want to take them off. I can’t wear flats because I need a little bit of an arch and heel for my feet. The Okabashi Splash flip flops give me everything I need, plus they are eco-friendly.
Okabashi sandals and shoes are made in Buford, GA using a zero-waste production process. Their products are made of Microplast, which is comfortable, durable, washable, vegan-friendly, and 100% recyclable – a feature combination that is extremely rare in the footwear industry. Their designs are based on the studies of reflexology, support, and proper body alignment. Okabashi is dedicated to overall wellness, delivering shoes that are both good for you and good for the planet.
When I move, I usually re-use cardboard boxes from other people and then give my boxes to someone else to use. The cycle can only go a few rounds before the boxes are worn and unusable. I always hope the last person will recycle them, but you never know.
I’ve heard about these green boxes, and I am enthusiastic about the idea of it. I haven’t moved in a couple years, but the next time I move, I will definitely try Rent A Green Box.
Rent A Green Box is the first Zero-Waste pack and move solution in America! World-famous rentable and reusable green moving boxes – made entirely from 100% post- consumer trash mined from landfills. It’s guilt-free moving without trashing our planet!
Rent A Green Box is truly making a difference in the world and contributing to the greening of America.
I finally tried yoga for the first time and I really liked it. I used to do martial arts so, yoga didn’t really interest me. I was a little bit curious about it, but I didn’t want to do it just because everyone else was. I’ve been pretty inactive for a while, and I knew it was time for me to get back into shape. There was also one of those group deals for a 1 month trial, so I figured I’d give it a try.
I needed a yoga mat and you know me, it’s gotta be eco-friendly. I was pleased to find there were a few different types available. I got one made by Gaiam. It is latex free and made of natural materials. The company headquarters is solar-powered and zero waste.
It did what I needed it to do and it makes me feel good knowing this mat is a healthier choice for me and the planet.