- We plan on heading to our farmer's market on Saturday morning to pick up great organic produce from local farms.
- Our tables will be decorated with cloth table clothes (the article also suggested using fabric remnants).
- We will be using our everyday dishes and silverware. You could also use bamboo flatware or other compostable party ware.
- We are going to bring our recycling bin out on the patio to make recycling easy for our guests.
Now what his article really inspired us to look at was our grilling method. Gas or electric grills are best for the earth, but if you are going to use charcoal, stay away from briquettes. We looked up what they are made of - animal and vegetation substances and often coal. YIKES!! Instead look for lump charcoal made from pure hard woods. We plan on trying Cowboy Charcoal (which can be found at Trader Joe's). It contains 100% pure wood with no chemicals, coal or fillers.
We have also said goodbye to lighter fluid. We're not sure what took us so long to figure this one out. The harmful fumes that are released aren't good for us or the earth.
We would love to hear from you!! Please share how you are planning to make this a green Labor Day!
Happy Labor Day!