At Complete Lawn Care, we like “green.” And, we’re not just talking green grass and environmentally-sound lawn care, we also encourage eco-friendly choices that can help protect the environment and your family this Memorial Day Weekend and all summer gatherings.
For your summer parties, here are some great green tips from the Green House website:
- Party supplies: Use biodegradable utensils, bowls and cups to cut down on waste. Guests can also write their names on cups to set a limit on the number doled out, according to Yahoo Green. Also, giving guests reusable, cloth napkins is a plus. After the party, the napkins can be washed and used at your next get together. Want to save on supplies? Blisstree.com offers 10 Memorial Day eco-friendly party items for $10 or less.
- Grill time: Gas, propane and electric grills burn cleaner and more efficiently than charcoal or wood, The Daily Green reports. They also contribute fewer hydrocarbons and soot particles than charcoal. Check out the variety of tools for a greener barbecue on the Daily Green.
- Food: Stop by a farmer’s market to pick up fruits and vegetables for your event and prepare dishes from local food. To find a farmer’s market in your area, plug in your zip code and use Local Harvest’s map. Mother Nature Network offers a yummy asparagus guacamole recipe for your event and Organic Kitchen offers other organic food ideas. Should you choose, you can also serve organic libations.
- Cleanup: Be sure to encourage guests to take home leftovers and compost your food scraps.
Wishing you a safe, happy and green Memorial Day Weekend!