I participated in my first #eventprofs chat on Twitter yesterday. Ready 2 Spark launched her weekly Twitter chats to keep in touch with event professionals a few weeks ago. Last night, they were discussing: Is green more or less relevant in today’s economy? This gave me the idea for today’s green living post.
For everyday entertaining, we may use these actions for convenience or for cost savings, but the important thing is to the reduce our footprints.
- Use online invitations instead of printed invitations, unless it is a milestone event. With Facebook and plenty of free event invitation management services available online it is easy to do and look stylish.
- Add a link to Google maps for people to find the directions to your home. With iPhone and BlackBerry, people often will not print the instructions.
- Let go of the imported bottled water. Instead recycle glass and cute plastic bottles to serve tap water. Look at the modern bottle they used at La Fabrique.
- Avoid as much as possible disposable tableware when you host a party.
- Tea towels make wonderful napkins. You can buy them in bulk or sew your own. In the long run, it is cheaper than using patterned paper napkins.
- Try to promote carpooling
- In summer time, use local flowers that you get at the farmer’s market or in your own garden
If you are curious to know how its work, Lara of Ready 2 Spark produced a video tutorial that explains everything. I could be fun to host Twitter chats from time to time about everyday entertaining topics. Would you be interested to participate in something like that?
+ Eventprofs chat by Ready 2 Spark