Go Green on Super Bowl Sunday
Environmentally Un-friendly Super Bowl parties!
The Larger Issue
- A typical party of thirty guests can create 80 pounds of waste!
Be Part of the Solution
How can I entertain in an environmentally friendly way?
- Watch the big game on Energy Star certified TV’s, or better yet, listen to it on the radio, or better yet, wait until the next day to ask someone who won (Just Kidding)!
- Instead of sending out paper invitations, send electronic invitations from a site like www.evite.com!
- Bake your own snacks and desserts with organic, locally grown ingredients and extra love!
- Instead of using streamers and balloons, decorate with small plants. You can give the plants away as parting gifts at the end of the party.
- Buy organic beer, or if the part is really big, rent a keg to decrease glass bottle and aluminum can waste!
- Instead of buying bottled water, use a filtered water pitcher!
- Use real plates, silverware and cloth napkins and stay away from disposable paper plates and utensils and napkins. If you must use disposable plates, buy plates that are biodegradable, in fact, some disposable plates are made from corn, potato and sugar-cane pulp!
- Provide recycling bins for glass bottles, cans and plastic.
- Use environmentally friendly cleaning products and cloths rags to clean up after the party.
To learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. Then visit http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainability, join the facebook group and follow us at http://twitter.com/sustainableSPC.
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