56 Ways to Save Environment on Thanksgiving

Updated: Nov 8, 2019


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Thanksgiving is another cherished tradition with a massive carbon footprint. According to the University of Manchester, a Thanksgiving dinner for eight is responsible for 44 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Sixty percent of that comes from the turkey alone.


Yet it is unlikely we will give up our 'belly-buster' holiday. We can, however, consider any number of ways to cut down on our climate change, environmental degrading profile on this splendid day. Here are 56 ideas to ponder.


88 Use paper cups not plastic cups

117 Only wash full loads in the dishwasher

160 Use metal and ceramic baking dishes instead of aluminum foil

168 Don’t pre-rinse your dishes before washing in dishwasher Read more

170 Check your oven through glass door without opening it

252 Use reusable napkins

257 Use the correct burners on your stove

283 Using the rinse hold setting on your dishwasher Read more

289 Don't put stuff in the fridge that doesn't need to be there Read more

364 Bake several dishes at same time if you can Read more

547 Use pressure cooker whenever possible. They cook quickly use less energy Read more

548 Foods and vegetables will take less time to cook if they are cut into small pieces.

549 Foods will cook faster & use less energy if you put lids on the pots and pans Read more

663 Don’t wash dishes with the water running continuously

667 Use reusable containers to store food instead of aluminum foil and cling wrap

678 Keep oils, fats and grease from going down kitchen sink