Green Sharlene

Tips for a GREENER Holiday Season

Add Organic and Local Foods to Your Holiday Feast

Dine locally at Caffé Italia and the Dancing Tomato Caffé while doing your holiday shopping. We can prepare some incredible side dishes for you to go with your holiday meal. Let us do the cooking, plan on our famous Tortellini Amalfi or a Classic Caffé Lasagna for Christmas Eve, complete with garlic bread & salad. Make life easy and pre-order something to pick up for the holidays. Pre-orders due by Monday December 19th. Dine LOCAL, EAT WELL!
Caffé Italia and Dancing Tomato Caffé gift cards are very green and they fit everyone on your list!

Support Local Family Farmers

Support local family farmers who grow sustainable meat and produce. Not only does it taste better, you'll be doing your part for the planet too. Looking for a local or organic turkey or ham for Christmas dinner?  We are surrounded by local farmers.

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Most mass-produced wrapping paper you find in stores is not recyclable and ends up in landfills. Instead, here's a great chance to get creative! Wrap presents with old maps, the comics section of a newspaper, or children's artwork. Or use a scarf, attractive dish towel, bandana, or some other useful cloth item. If every family wrapped just three gifts this way, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields.

Buy Energy-Saving Holiday Lights

Now you can decorate your house with LED lights that use 90 percent less energy than conventional holiday lights, and can save your family up to $50 on your energy bills during the holiday season! LED lights are available at many major retailers, including Target, Costco, and Ace Hardware to name a few.

Happy Holidays to ALL!