One Easy Way to Go Green in Your Kitchen

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Children as well as adults should be concerned about saving the environment. There are many ways to do this.

How can young chefs and bakers make an inpact on the environment? No matter how young or old you are, you can make a difference Let’s start out with a few simple ways to save energy in the kitchen. Little changes can make a big difference.

Today let’s think about going “green” when you set the table. First of all, is that a paper place-mat you are using? Treat yourself to at least one set of colorful place mats instead.

Have you just added a paper napkin? Use cloth napkins instead. Perhaps you even have ones to match the place-mats. You can reuse them for most of the week and throw them in the wash on laundry day.

Are you using paper plates and cups for your meal so you wouldn’t have to wash dishes? It would be easier on the environment if you changed those to china or glass plates (real dishes) and cups.

For wiping off the table and cleaning counters, use old T-shirts or towels as rags. “If you must use paper products, choose recycled paper products made from at least 30 percent post-consumer waste fiber,” recommends Cambria Gordon, co-author of “The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming“.

Even these seemingly small changes can make a big impact.

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