- On July 3, 2014
- fourth of july
July 4th is almost here, folks! Time for activities like barbequing, fireworks and even lounging around the pool.
While you’re at, why not put a little green into your red, white and blue. Here’s how:
Ditch the disposable party ware. Disposable plates, cups and utensils may be easy and convenient but they’re not so great for the environment. Instead, try using normal tableware that can be washed and reused. Or, use disposable ones, yet clean them up instead of tossing them. You’ll save money and protect the planet.
Get outside. Save energy by utilizing the outdoors. It’s a great way to enjoy nature and reduce the energy costs of using indoor facilities.
Opt for greener fireworks. You can’t avoid the fireworks, folks, and who wants to. Fireworks are a traditional part of any Fourth of July celebration, but they’re not exactly eco-friendly. Try nitrogen rich fireworks if you are setting off your own. They may cost a little bit more but they put off less smoke than the run of the mill kind.
Eat greener. Another great tip? Try seeking out and enjoying local, organic produce and meats for your celebration. Not only will you be helping local farmers, but you’ll also help reduce pollution and energy by not buying goods shipped from all over the U.S. Your local organic goods will be healthier and fresher.
The Fourth is a great time to celebrate our freedom. Let’s also celebrate our ability to go green and make wiser choices as we live it up during this great national holiday.
Remember, this fourth keep it red, white, blue and green.
And, keep recycling.