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Have a Zero-Waste Party

Have a Zero-Waste Party

Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s or just because, you can always make your party a zero-waste fete. Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell, authors of Celebrate Green offer these guidelines for making any party waste-free.

1. Decorate the tree together with edible/compostable ornaments (like hardened gingerbread cookies) and popcorn or cranberry garlands.

2. Use edible and compostable decor for the home and table.

3. Use cloth napkins and tablecloth instead of paper products.

4. Use only reusable glass and tableware, or compostable products made from corn, potato or other.

5. Compost all food scraps and send leftovers home with guests in pre-saved, re-purposed glass jars.

6. Serve organic or biodynamic wine with real cork stoppers. Recycle the glass bottle and compost the stopper.

7. Give consumables, experiences, carbon offsets or donations to a cause as parting gifts.

8. Use e-invitations or plantable invitations (imbedded with seeds).

For more information or to subscribe at the introductory price of $10 a year, go to Positively Green magazine launched in 2008 as a quarterly women’s magazine that covers every aspect of green from eco-friendly vacations to green fashion to green health. With articles that don’t just explain the problems, they outline solutions for busy people who want to make the change but don’t have the time to research solutions.

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Kelly Magill is founder and publisher of Positively Green, a quarterly women's magazine that covers every aspect of green from eco-friendly vacations to green fashion to green health.


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9:53AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Thank you

11:56AM PDT on Apr 4, 2011

nice article

11:28PM PST on Dec 15, 2010

good article!

7:34AM PDT on Sep 23, 2010

Great ideas!

9:21AM PDT on Sep 21, 2010

all really great ideas

8:21PM PDT on Sep 16, 2010

Thank you. I like the zero waste idea. Even a small amount of waste becomes large when multiplied by millions of people; we must all do what we can to reduce waste.

7:19PM PDT on Sep 15, 2010

Super cute ideas! I would love to try it!

2:29PM PDT on Sep 12, 2010

Excellent ideas to make holiday decorating and parties more environmentally friendly and much less wasteful.

2:09AM PDT on Sep 12, 2010

good ideas

10:34PM PDT on Aug 16, 2010

good info!

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