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Getting Ready For A Green Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate food and family, a time to push your cooking skills to the edge and prepare a gourmet meal. If you’re tired of making the same old recipes and want to try a few variations this year, why not change up the menu with organic and eco-friendly choices instead? 

To green your turkey, go organic. Many local farmers markets have great options for organically raised and free-range turkeys. 

If you prefer to go meatless this year, farmers markets and natural foods stores should have some great options for an organic meatless main course, as well as sides, drinks, and dessert.

Make your shopping list now to determine what needs to be ordered in advance and what can be bought closer to the big day.

As far as decortaing goes, acorns, gourds, fall leaves, pinecones, and more can make wonderful natural decorations, and they all can be found right outside your door! 

Use reusable items for your table setting. Look through your dishes, silverware, cloth napkins, tablecloths, and glasses to see if you what you have already is enough for your expected guests. If not, check out your local thrift shop. 

Cleaning with non-toxic cleaners will make your home healthy and clean.  Make your own natural green cleaners with vinegar, borax, hydrogen peroxide and lemons.  For easy green cleaning recipes, log on to  Too busy to clean  before Thanksgiving?  Hire a green cleaning service!

Certain families have traditions where everyone shares what they are thankful for that year. Others may use the day to remember those less fortunate and plan a way for the whole family to give back to the community. Whatever your tradition, it is a wonderful way to show your children what the meaning of the holiday should be about: family, kindness, sharing, and gratitude.

Recycle ay packaging or beverage containers and compost any leftover waste.

A little green awareness and a little planning ahead can make this Thanksgiving a healthy one! 

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