Enjoy a Greener Holiday: Entertaining

Living in a sustainable way

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By Lia Blanchard

You’ve already gotten your home decorated in an earth-friendly manner, and are expecting guests soon? The final article in our Enjoy a Greener Holiday series examines ways to entertain your holiday guests with a minimal impact on our environment.

Invitations

This one is easy – invite your guests via the internet! Electronic invitations are everywhere these days, and are considered completely acceptable – even Emily Post has etiquette advice for e-vites. There are several online invitation services out there, and almost all of them are sophisticated, free, and 100% earth-friendly.

Food

Entertaining during the holidays, even more than at other times of the year, often centers around food. From appetizers to dessert, everyone has beloved family recipes and traditions that are observed year after year. Fortunately, being ecology-minded doesn’t mean that your traditions should be set aside – not at all!

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