Being green is about more than being eco-friendly; it's about being a good citizen of the earth in ways that go far beyond the environment.
When I think about being green, eco-friendly or earth-minded, I don’t just think about being kind to the environment. Sure, I think about conservation, preservation, and about embracing a lifestyle that embodies sustainable living; but I also think about simple things individuals can do to make the world a better place. It is in that spirit that I offer these eight great green ways to express thankfulness as we head into Thanksgiving week: Have a fun, festive and filling Thanksgiving!
For a more meaningful holiday season, create a holiday calendar based on seasonal rituals and family traditions.
This year, make your holidays Green and Simple by creating your own holiday calendar based on seasonal rituals and family traditions for a meaningful holiday season. When I was a kid, there was tremendous build-up to Thanksgiving with lots of shopping, peeling, sifting, shaking, blending and baking. We would host at least a couple dozen people, so it really was a major event and preparation began days in advance. Today, with our little family of five, it’s hard to replicate the sense of prolonged anticipation that came with Thanksgiving that I experienced as a child. When our oldest entered elementary school five years ago, we stopped making the trek to my hometown in Massachusetts for Thanksgiving. Because of the tight time line, traffic…