This is a page about how to help the environment. The Earth is our home, and we need to live here. If we don’t take care of our home, then we won’t survive. 
Each month, there will be a new idea on what you can do to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

This month has things you can do around Thanksgiving. People usually get together with friends and family, and don’t even think about the Earth and all that they’re wasting. Here are some tips on how to be kind to the environment and still enjoy Thanksgiving.

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This website has TONS of great ideas on how to cut back on waste and they are easy to do:


​Instead of using cheap paper or plastic plates, utensils, and napkins for your feast, you can use real dishes, silverware and cloth napkins. You can also have family and friends that spend the holiday with you take home extra food in plastic containers.

Here are two websites with crafts that reuse household objects and are also handy for Thanksgiving.


​Everyone buys more food for Thanksgiving, so there is more plastic and paper waste. You can recycle that. Also, you can compost any extra food scraps or yard waste.

Here is a website that has a checklist on things to recycle around the holiday.


“The volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – about 1 million extra tons.”

From:    http://www.epa.gov/region9/waste/recycling/index.html

Did You Know?
Reduce the amount of waste used on Thanksgiving by decorating with nature, like using pinecones, acorns, and leaves from your own yard as the centerpiece for the table. Also, you can turn off lights and use candles instead. That saves electricity.