The three R's of green party planning

Think the three "R's":

1. Reuse
2. Recycle
3. Reduce


>> Suggest carpooling, walking if they happen to live in the neighborhood or public transportation

>> If you really want to get them thinking, suggest that they dig in their closet for vintage attire (how about something they have not worn for at least two years), organic fabrics

Menu: Think SLOW

>> Seasonal: Food that is eaten when it's supposed to be eaten. Produce that is eaten seasonally is kind to our environment and delicious too.

>> Local: Think Farmer's Markets: By buying local you are supporting your community and saving fossil fuel. It's important to know where your food comes from. Especially meat.

>> Organic: 100% organic means the food item contains only organically produced ingredients 95% that 5% of the ingredients come from nonorganic ingredients that have been approved by the National Organic Standards Board Made with Organic Ingredients: 70% of the ingredients need to be organic Worth reading the label very carefully on these products

>> Whole Foods: Food that is not processed

>> Sustainability: Rests on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Therefore, stewardship of both natural and human resources is of prime importance. Stewardship of human resources includes consideration of social responsibilities such as working and living conditions of laborers, the needs of rural communities, and consumer health and safety both in the present and the future. Stewardship of land and natural resources involves maintaining or enhancing this vital resource base for the long term.


Use as many reusable items as possible: Glassware, linen cocktail napkins, plates, silverware etc. Recycled glass passing trays and renewable resources, such as bamboo

If you must use disposable items think recycled, compostable and items made from renewable resources. Such as bamboo plates, vegetable starch cups etc.


Potted plants, especially plants that are indigenous to your area or that you can replant outside. Even Orchids they last a very long time and require very little water.

If you are lucky enough to have a garden it's always lovely to pick a bouquet for your party.

Candles: should be 100% beeswax

If you would like to share your ideas on how to reduce, recycle and reuse, then please submit them here. Some of the ideas submitted will be posted on our website.

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3450 Third St, 4D
San Francisco, CA 94124
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Taste Catering has provided the very best in catering and event planning services for private and corporate clients in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 30 years. Each and every employee at Taste is dedicated to excellence in the products served and the services provided. Taste uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients and actively supports local growers and producers that engage in organic and sustainable agricultural practices. Taste is committed to making each event unique and the best our clients and their guests have ever attended.

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