Nothing beats a friendly tailgate party before the big game and with football season in full swing, there are plenty of games to celebrate right now! No matter what colors you choose to sport on game day, it’s easy to make “green” the theme of your next tailgate. Here are a few quick and easy tips to help turn your next pregame party into an eco-friendly event.
- Share the ride. Team up with your friends and carpool to the game to save on gas and car emissions.
- Ditch the disposables. Choose reusable plates, cups, tableware and decorations. A fabric tablecloth coordinating with your team’s colors will create a fun atmosphere and it can be used again for future parties.
- Pack food/beverages in reusable containers. The advantage to reusable containers is that they instantly turn from serving platters into storage containers so leftovers won’t go to waste and cleanup is a cinch! And forget the bottled water, bring a reusable water bottle to reduce waste while you quench your thirst.
- Green-up your clean-up. Leave no trace behind and don’t let the trash can become the end zone for your bottles, cans and other recyclables. Have a visible recycling receptacle handy at your tailgate party to collect and tote them home with you to be placed in the proper bin.