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November 22, 2011

Green Your Thanksgiving: Sustainable Decorations

Cornucopia of seasonal fruitThanksgiving is this Thursday! This week’s tips are about how to stay green during your mad rush to prepare.

Tip #2: Decorate sustainably.

No need to buy your Thanksgiving decorations new this year: You can make a beautiful cornucopia of a centerpiece from fallen pinecones, autumn leaves, and seasonal fruits and vegetables that you’ll later eat (you can even eat the "basket" itself). As for the rest of the table, use a real tablecloth, not a plastic one (bonus: it looks and feels better), and for flatware and silverware, avoid single-use disposables. If you’re having a lot of people over and must use throwaway place settings, opt for bamboo over plastic. 

Tell us: How do you decorate for Thanksgiving?

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