UNMC LiveGreen: Greening your Super Bowl party

by Melanie Stewart, UNMC LiveGreen | January 28, 2014

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Have you waited all year for the Super Bowl? Or do you just watch for the commercials? Maybe you skip it all together in favor of the Puppy Bowl? Either way, you and 110 million Americans will be watching something this Sunday. You can make your Super Bowl party a little greener if you follow these tips from UNMC LiveGreen:

  • When shopping for the party, use reusable shopping bags and plan your trips to reduce gas.
  • Use compostable paper products.
  • Use silverware instead of plastic ware.
  • If you must use plastic plates/flatware, recycle them.
  • Make sure recycle bins are available and conveniently placed.
  • Serve filtered water in pitchers instead of bottled water.
  • Carpool to your party.
  • Make your own pizza instead of delivery.
  • Buy products & food in bulk to reduce packaging.
  • If you purchase a new television for the big game, buy an Energy Star certified television and don't forget to recycle the old television; which can be done though General Supply.
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper.
  • Decorate with old footballs and other sports gear. Reuse the next year.
  • Buy organic produce and meats.
  • Encourage guests to bring food in reusable containers and send food home in reusable containers.
  • Make homemade dips, snacks and party food with locally grown ingredients. This also will eliminate packaging materials.

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