10 Tips for an Energy-Efficient Thanksgiving
The holidays can have a big energy impact, but we can all take steps to reduce our consumption. i.e. asked CEE staff for their best energy-saving ideas for Thanksgiving. Here's their advice:
1) Drive the speed limit when visiting relatives. (Or, for the introverts, stay at home and don't visit relatives.)
2) Solar roast your turkey!
3) Or just skip the turkey and eat vegetarian.
4) Turn off your outside house lights once all of your guests have arrived.
5) Multitask the oven.
6) Turn down the heat and gather everyone in the warm kitchen.
7) Dine by candlelight, especially if you're celebrating Thanksgivukkah.
8) Save water by filling your dishwasher completely before running a load.
9) Before putting leftovers in the fridge, let them cool down on the counter first- then the heat won't add to the energy use of your fridge and stays in your house which is being heated anyway.
10) Conserve your own energy by eating out.