Image courtesy of Creative CommonsWritten by Lauren Sigler, Four Green Steps.com
For this year's 4th of July you may want to add in another colour to your red, white and blue festivities. You may be wondering, what is this colour? It's green! Start thinking about how you can make this year's 4th of July celebrations greener. Be conscious of the environment and the impact your activities are having. Here are some suggestions on how you can celebrate the festivities in a greener manner:
Smoke from all the barbecues emits a ton of pollution into the air and burns up resources. This year when you have a barbecue, consider using a natural gas barbecue. These barbecues are more energy efficient. In addition, buy some organic or natural charcoal lumps.
• Plates & Cutlery
Disposable plastic plates and cutlery are terrible for the environment and most of the time end up being left on the grounds of beaches and parks. This year, opt for bamboo plates or recycled plastic cutlery, plates and cups.