This semester is moving along quickly and guess what? It’s turkey time! It’s that special time of year where we eat, spend time with family, eat some more, remember what we’re thankful for, and again, eat! And although not all students celebrate Thanksgiving, this blog is helpful for any occasion where you may have a large group of people together and a lot of food. So without further adieu, here are 6 ways to have a sustainable Thanksgiving!
1.) Stay in
Thanksgiving is the time of year where everyone’s traveling. If you want to try something new, try staying in and inviting friends over for dinner! It’s a new experience and you’ll make some new memories!
2.) Try something other than turkey
In the United States, over 46 million turkeys are raised in factories for consumption. This process is inhumane and unnecessary! Instead, consider an alternative, or try having a meat-free Thanksgiving!
3.) Don’t watch, play
Thanksgiving seems to be known as the day where we all sit down and watch parades and football. Instead of watching, do those things! Throw a ball around outside for fun, or if you’re musically inclined, put on a little performance! It’s a fun way to connect with friends and family and it makes for great memories!
4.) Skip the paper plates
Don’t let your paper plates and plastic-ware end up in a landfill. Use reusable dinnerware, glasses, and napkins. Don’t be afraid to ask everyone to help clean up afterwards!
5.) Think closer to home
Find and buy your fruits, veggies, and meat from a local farmer! Or better yet, grow and raise your own produce. Not only will it make for a more organic home-cooked meal, you’ll also learn more about your community in the process!
6.) Give and say thanks
Thanksgiving is a great day to donate to a cause you care about. Give and say thanks by donating to organizations like Meals on Wheels and Feeding America! And don’t limit this activity to just one day. Donate, volunteer, and give thanks as often as you can!