We're always rooting for Team Green. So it's no surprise that we'll do whatever we can to keep Mother Earth happy at our next game day. Here are a few tried-and-true tips from the book of Toad:
- Reusable serving dishes for snacks are 100% a good idea. If you don't already have them, rent 'em, buy 'em or better yet – thrift 'em.
- If you're going to decorate, get creative with things you already have in your home. Use fabric scraps to make banners in your team colors, or paint mason jars (aka utensil holders) to look like footballs. Score those creativity points.
- Beverages are tastier when served in reusable drinkware, plus kegs are more fun, so stick to glass or recycled cups for the win.
- Shop groceries locally if you can. If your town has a farmers market, go snag the best of local produce, meats, cheeses and veggies.
- Sunlight is the best light. Watch your game outside by propping up a projector in the backyard and enjoy the fresh air nature has to offer. Not an option where you live? Good thing sports fandom creates excessive heat (fact), so you can keep the thermostat on low while things heat up inside.
- Make your own fanfare. Sports jerseys are cool, but are often made from less-than-ideal materials. So why not recycle an old tee, and paint on your favorite player's number?
- Encourage your pals to bring containers for leftovers, so no chili or artichoke dip goes uneaten (if they even make it past the game).
- Keep your recycling zone in plain sight and clearly labeled – all bets for making thoughtful choices are off when your team is losing.