Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

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Now that you’ve eaten your fair share of turkey, delighted in Patti Labelle’s sweet potato pie and expressed gratitude for family and friends, it’s time to give back.

2016 is on pace to be the hottest year on record, and with 16 of the last 17 having happened in the 21st century, the challenges we face are plenty.

Here are 3 easy ways you and your family can contribute to a more sustainable planet.

 

 

1. Glass bottles to decorations:

After enjoying some great holiday wine and beverage check out this how-to on making terrariums for glass bottles.


2. Fruit makes the best natural art:11411783_10153522860033092_1836086062970659398_o

Have extra fruit leftover from dessert recipes? Use them as a natural dye and ink for paintings and calligraphy.

3. Compost food scraps:

Let’s face it, everything from the table won’t make it into the coveted Thanksgiving leftovers category.

Bring your unwanted food to the local compost site. If it’s closed for the holidays, store the scraps in plastic bags in the freezer for the next available opportunity. If you in the NYC area, here’s a list of your nearest sites.