Check out this great newspaper article from Carla Parks in Iredell County about how to make an Earth-Friendly Thanksgiving dinner.
Here are some great Turkey Day tips from Lisa Grant in Onslow County.
- Buy Organic – Organic foods are grown without harmful pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and synthetic fertilizers. Many grocery stores are now offering organic products as an alternative to non-organic products.
- Buy Locally and Give Locally – Support your local organic farmers by buying their foods and if you can contribute to your local Food Bank, please do.
- Use Reusable Silverware and Dishes – Save landfill space and your environment by REUSING over and over again. Reusable dishes and silverware are more attractive and better for the environment. Your guests will appreciate the real deal. You can gather a set of dishes and silverware at your local thrift store for a small price and you would be reusing even more than if you bought a new set.
- Compost Your Leftovers – Compost your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers and make a wonderful organic fertilizer for your garden.
- Remember to be Thankful for a Clean and Healthy Environment.