Written by Madiha Boolani, Four Green Steps
Labour Day weekend is the one holiday everyone looks forward to. Most people celebrate the end of summer with a cookout. The timing's perfect-its right before its time to go back to school. BBQ=Carbon emissions? Not always! You can still enjoy the cookout party and the weekend with family and friends without compromising on your green values. Here are a few tips to stay green on labour weekend!
- Say no to individual bottles and aluminum cans! Serve pitchers of fresh lemonade, ice water, juices and even sangria!
- No more plastic cutlery and paper napkins. Use reusable flatware and cloth napkins which can be washed. Or use items that are biodegradable.
- Plates, plates, plates: Use biodegradable or compostable plates made from bamboo or recyclable paper.
- Drink Up. No need to fill up landfills with paper cups! Use glassware or tumblers for your drinks. If you want to stick with paper cups, keep a sharpie so people can label