On the menu: Turkey, potatoes, energy efficiency

“Did you know your Thanksgiving dinner is fairly carbon friendly (link is external)? While holiday travel and some parts of the cooking process consume a lot of energy, the ingredients in a traditional Thanksgiving feast have a light carbon footprint.

First of all, poultry, a.k.a. your Thanksgiving bird, makes it to your table using eight times less carbon (link is external) than red meat like beef. In addition, the side dishes—potatoes, cranberries, and, of course, pumpkin—are seasonal vegetables and fruit that keep well and don’t need to be shipped by air. And whether you’re watching football or the Macy’s Day Parade, gathering around the TV for holiday entertainment is a low-carbon leisure activity.”

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