Love Football? Here Are 5 Tips For Green(er) Tailgating

Ahh weekends in the Fall. Crisp breezes, colorful trees, and the smell of football in the morning! Whether you prefer college or professional football, chances are you’ll find yourself at a tailgate party or two before the snow begins to fly.

Like any party, tailgating can be quite wasteful if you don’t plan ahead. After a long day of hoppy beers and two-hand touch, it can be tempting to throw all that waste into the trashcan and call it a day. But who wants to risk being flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct toward the planet?

Today, as you’re shopping for brats and spirit fingers, think of ways that you can reduce the impact of your tailgating party, such as reusable plates and cups, locally-grown food, and cloth napkins. Need more ideas? The handy infographic from Ford has an easy game-plan for you to follow. (Click to enlarge)

Go Team!

Green Tailgating Ford

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog