It’s finally Labor Day weekend and it’s time to enjoy one extra day of relaxation! When the holiday began in the 80’s, it was as a way to honor workers for all of their hard work and efforts. And this is exactly why it is the perfect occasion to have a chill, and relaxing time by the pool with your friends and family, or in an outdoor area, if the weather allows it. What would be better than a barbecue?
Having friends over however means being organized, provide them with good food and drinks and keep them entertained. An don’t forget that Going green for your Labor Day barbecue can help you save money, and can also make your life easier when it comes to cleaning the next day.
So here are a couple of advice on how to make your Labor Day Party greener.
First of all, think about the environment when you make your invites and prefer texts and emails to paper invitations. You can always use recyclable and biodegradable paper but electronic invites are always the greener choice.
If you decide to have a barbecue – and let’s be real, they are always so much fun! – pay attention to your choice of charcoal and choose natural or Eco-friendly Forest Stewardship Council certified charcoal (you can see the FSC logo on the bag). FSC certified charcoal reduces greenhouse gases and makes sure that no unhealthy additives are released into the air or onto your food.
What about tableware? We all know you don’t want to bother with reusable and breakable dishes but when you choose your disposable tableware make sure you pick Eco-Friendly ones! When it comes to drinks, don’t use individual bottles or aluminum cans but serve big pitchers of different drink options.
As far as your barbecue skewers, go for biodegradable bamboo skewers! They look good, they are original and you have so many different options that you have to be able to find the perfect one. From Bamboo Side Twisted Skewers to Bamboo Looped Skewers through Bamboo Double Picks, your skewers will be as fun as environmentally friendly and your guests will love it. And don’t forget to serve local, seasonal and organic food!
To go with your food skewers, you can also consider serving your appetizers in one of those cute mini cups! Serving small portions encourages conversation instead of focusing on your plate and meal. And your main objective is obviously to keep your guests entertained and make sure they have a great time!
Last but not least, watch your energy consumption and try to stay outside if the weather allows it in order to be able to turn the lights off. It is so much more economical!
Have a great Eco-friendly Labor Day weekend and be safe!
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