When you’re planning for a big family meal in between normal life activities, finding ways to green your holiday may be on the back burner of your list of priorities. But it doesn’t have to be. On average, we throw away 25 percent more trash (25 million tons) during the Thanksgiving to New Year’s holiday period compared to any other time of year.

As we celebrate with our families let’s make a commitment to reduce our waste and not allow our holiday celebrations to interfere with the planet with a few tips for making our Thanksgiving just a tad-bit more eco-friendly.

Go Local

Plan your Thanksgiving meal around locally grown fruits and vegetables. Farmer’s Markets are perfect for making this task an easy one. You’ll cut down on pollution and pesticides and get a great bang for your buck. Stick to organic turkeys or turkeys available that have no antibiotics or hormones for a healthy meal you’ll be proud to share with your loved ones.

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