Host a Green Inauguration Party
Where you watch and celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama might not as be important as how you watch it. The historic swearing-in of Obama on January 20th will be welcomed with celebrations worldwide, marking the beginning of a new era in which the U.S. can focus on the use clean energy and green technology to change the country, save the economy, and solve the climate crisis.
- Invite friends and family over and ask them to carpool. Instead of everyone watching the Inauguration alone, everyone can get together and crowd over one television/ radio (saving energy) and discuss the progression of the night.
- Reusable service ware should be implemented wherever possible, and biodegradable products are a good alternative if your waste reduction plan includes composting. Additionally, these materials can be added to food waste and turned into valuable compost.
- When you can, try to replace individual sized packets with bulk containers. For example, you can do buffet style techniques rather than individual servings at the party.
- Instead of using paper and plastic decorations to celebrate this amazing evening, use foliage and other things from nature and use materials you had left over from election night.