It’s time to go green and become more mindful and wise with another year passing, to adopt sustainable ways and host an Eco-friendly New Year’s Eve not only for the sake of celebration but for the well-being of our planet.
New Year’s Eve, being one of the most popular celebrations on the planet is also one of the times of the year that produces the most waste. With the Earth being in the midst of a climatic and environmental crisis, most of our day-to-day activities take a huge toll and impact on the environment. Hosting an eco-friendly NYE party is a great way to go green and show some love to our planet.
Here are o5 great ways to go green and make your party environmentally safe.
1. Go digital with your invitations
Instead of sending out paper invitations, you can opt for e-invites in the form of emails or text messages, or even calls. You can even design your very own beautiful e-invites online, completely free of charge.
This not only helps to go green by saving trees and going paperless but also saves your time and money.
2. Plan on the food
To reduce the carbon footprint to a larger extent, you can source food locally and organically. Carry reusable bags and go to the nearest places where you can find all of your food needs for your NYE party.
Another major risk to our planet is excessive food wastage. Food wastages are responsible for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. A way to combat this issue is to plan the meals well in advance, purchasing only what’s needed and being prepared to manage the leftovers in case you go overboard.
Instead of disposing of leftovers outright, you can turn them into other meals, and give to the needy or even donate them to a food bank. You can also use other scraps of leftovers by feeding animals or even compositing, which reduces the waste that goes to landfills and makes the soil more nutrient-rich.
3. Utilize reusable and recyclable utensils
Single-use plastic utensils that are used widely and commonly in parties have an extremely negative impact on the environment. So, you can use ceramics, glass, or metal cutlery instead of single-use plastics.
Another option to go green is to invest in bio-degradable and compostable utensils. Consider purchasing cutlery items made of paper, wood, or plant sources if you need to have one-time-use utensils.
And instead of having paper napkins or tissues, you can have cloth napkins that can be washed and reused again.
4. Use sustainable lighting
One other easier way to reduce the negative impacts on the environment is to use LED lights. LED lights not only use about 80% less energy than traditional lighting, thus saving money, but it also lasts for longer periods of time, so there is no need to change them as often.
Another option is to use solar-powered lights specially for the outdoors. These lights can charge during the day and be used up at night. This additionally reduces your cost in terms of energy bills too.
You can also go green using eco-friendly candles. This will also give a more festive and intimate vibe to your party.
5. Implement a no-plastic, waste-free policy
Some sustainable options for gifts and wraps that can show your love for your guests and also for the planet are,
- thoughtfully handcrafted items like knitted cloth, homemade candles, etc.
- wooden toys for kids
- locally sourced eco-sensitive gifts
- intangible gifts like courses and vouchers
- Getaway tickets to experience a destination, event, musical, concert, etc.
- Christmas cards that are handmade or digital
For gift wrapping, you can use recycled or reused wrapping paper, and cardboard boxes that can be reused. To give a unique touch you can make use of magazines, newspapers, calendars, maps, cloth bags, tote bags, wicker baskets, and colorful fabrics as wrappers and package your gift creatively.
One way to deck your party with sustainable decorations is to create your own creative décor using natural materials. You can reuse décor from previous events too. You can even purchase or rent second-hand, eco-friendly, and biodegradable décor. An option that is the most eco-friendly would be to use materials from nature like flowers and greenery as your NYE party décor.
Los Angeles Videographers
At Los Angeles Videographers, we make sure that sustainability and social responsibility are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to creating a positive impact on the environment at every step of our production process. From making sure that our clients receive their photographs in softcopies and issuing them with e-receipts, Los Angeles Videographers have implemented a paperless initiative to go green and reduce our carbon footprint. The company also supports the environment by using hydrogen-powered cars and making the most out of remote work to reduce transport emissions.
In order to have a positive impact on the world we live in, we as a company have embedded sustainability into our company culture.
To go green with Los Angeles Videographers, contact us now!