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5 Ways to Green Your New Year’s Eve Party

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5. Transportation

You don’t even have to frame this one as an eco-option. If everyone takes the train or bus or even shares a cab to your party, there’s no need to have a designated driver!

When you send out invitations, encourage your guests to take transit, if possible. If you live near a bus or train station, you might even include transit directions to make this a more accessible option.

If folks can’t take public transportation, you can also suggest that they share a taxi rather than drive alone. They’ll be safer and more able to cut loose if they don’t have to worry about driving, and you’ll be helping them cut emissions at the same time!

Do you guys have any eco-friendly New Year’s party ideas that I missed? Share away in the comments!

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Cloth Napkin. Photo by Becky Striepe
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Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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8:52AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Thank you

7:14AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thank you

7:13PM PST on Dec 16, 2012


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11:43AM PST on Dec 12, 2012

Good advice. Thanks.

5:43AM PST on Jan 11, 2011

Good ideas, they can apply for any party so it's gread reading even after new years

1:42PM PST on Jan 7, 2011


10:48AM PST on Jan 3, 2011

Some great ideas, thanks!

7:39AM PST on Jan 3, 2011

Interesting, thanks!

4:48AM PST on Jan 3, 2011

We have a good collection of glass, wooden, cloth and even clay (my kids made when they were in kidnergarden) decorations which we use every year.

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Great idea;I will try some of them,soon.

Thanks, good info.

If he is so concerned about aluminium i wonder why he didn't mention vaccines that are made with it.…

Thanks so much for sharing!



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