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6/28/2016

Five Great Ideas for a Green Fourth of July

POSTED UNDER Recycling & Waste Reduction

The Fourth of July is the blockbuster holiday of the summer when we celebrate our nation’s independence with food, drinks and of course, fireworks! But as you enjoy yourself this Fourth of July weekend, remember that there are simple steps you can take during the festivities to help keep this nation looking its best.

1. Use real dishes.

When having friends over for your backyard cookout, it can be very tempting to use paper plates and plastic utensils to cut down on cleanup. This year, consider using real dishes and silverware instead. Since paper plates can’t be recycled, they contribute to the pollution of our environment.

2. Ditch the car.

If you’re taking the party to a fireworks display, consider using public transportation or walking to your destination, if feasible. Cutting down on holiday traffic and emissions are  easy ways to have a major impact on the environment, plus you get to avoid the headaches of holiday traffic gridlock!

3. Eat local.

Holidays are a great excuse to get friends together and cook huge meals. This year, while doing your party prep work, why not go to a farmer’s market and buy locally-grown produce? The food will be fresher and the environment will be cleaner.  And you’ll be giving the local economy a boost, as well.

4. Grill greener.

Independence Day is one of the largest grilling days of the year. While shopping for the big day, why not get natural hardwood lump charcoal instead of manufactured briquettes? You get the same smoke flavor, but lump charcoal is produced with much less impact on the environment than traditional briquettes. The cleanup will be easier too, as lump hardwood leaves much less ash than run-of-the-mill charcoal.

5. Clean up.

This is a no-brainer, but as you celebrate this holiday weekend, pick up after yourself. Recycle any beverage containers or papers you use, pick up your trash, and celebrate our nation’s independence by making sure you (and your guests) leave as little an impact on it as possible.

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