Hello, Friends! Have you been enjoying the holidays? I have to admit, it was super nice to take a few days off to spend exclusively with my favorite people!
Do you have any fun plans for New Year’s Eve? Some years we stay in – other years we go out, I think one of my favorite New Year’s Eve was 1st Night in Fort Collins, Colorado. However, this year the mister doesn’t get home from work until 8:30 p.m. – so we are celebrating the New Year at home with a family dinner and game night. I am very much looking forward to it!
Whether you are staying at home for a quiet evening or going out to a festive party, you can make your New Year’s Eve more eco-friendly, here are my 3 tips to get you started:
1. Stay Local
When deciding on how to spend your New Year’s Eve consider plans that don’t require going far. Whether you decide to stay at home, spend the evening with nearby friends and family or ride your bicycle to a local restaurant – staying local is key. It is also nice to be very close to home, if you plan on having a drink or two – plus, I have to admit I am not a fan of being on the road on NYE.
2. Eat Local
Since we are celebrating at home this year, we will be eating very local. We hit our favorite market last night to pick up all of the ingredients for a yummy Japanese inspired meal at home. If you don’t feel like staying home and cooking – grab a bite from a local restaurant in your neighborhood.
3. Drink Local
Since we are dining in this year, we will be enjoying organic wines with our dinner. Check your local grocery and liquor stores for their organic local offerings. If you are going out for the evening, check the wine menu, many local restaurants will carry local and organic wines – you just have to look or ask for them.