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And there is one reason, and one reason alone for that…
So even though eco-friendlier fireworks are making their way into the market, I’m not going to insult your intelligence by telling you that you can make this year a "green 4th of July".
Instead, what I am going to do is share some great ideas with you to that will be sure to help you have green(ER) fun this 4th of July.
It’s true that the "greenest fireworks" are actually no fireworks.
But how much fun is that?
Check out this enlightening post on TreeHugger if you’re interested in knowing some really interesting factoids and statistics about the health and pollution risks that fireworks carry (even when being used sporadically).
FUN Ways to Have a Green(er) 4th of July
Even if you are going to ooooo and ahhhh over your city’s fireworks show (or maybe even host your own), there are plenty of ways you can keep this 4th of July as green as possible.
- Grill Green: What goes better on the 4th of July than a tasty bbq with friends? Well if you’re going to grill it, why not grill it green? And if you’re going to have a green bbq, don’t miss tasty recipes like these 2 vegetarian grill recipes and The Daily Green’s eco-friendly 4th of July menu.
- Party Green: Inhabitat recommends you take one of my favorite simple steps and rock the biodegradable plastic wear (unless you’re going to use real plates and silverware – which would be better). Check out more of their 5 cheap and easy ideas 4th of July ideas.
- Drink Green: Mother Nature Network (MNN) has some great green 4th of July ideas too. Some of their tips include everything from all-natural bug repellents to the best organic beer suggestions. Check it out!
What do you have planned for the 4th of July weekend? Whatever it is, just remember that you can always choose to have FUN in eco-friendlier ways…not because you HAVE to, but because you can GET to if you want to.
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.