Choose Biodegradable Cups, Plates and Cutlery: these options cost just about the same price as their plastic or Styrofoam counterparts – give or take a few cents. And they’re fun! Not to mention their low eco-impact over time!
Buy Local and Organic Foods: Famers Markets are popping up on every street corner; at least that’s how it seems! Take advantage of these fresh food options and spice up your holiday celebrations.
Green Grilling: Did you know there are now sustainable options for your charcoal grill? There are a variety of sustainably produced charcoal briquettes out there – including Wicked Good Charcoal, which is made from industrial scrap wood, or Kingsford Charwood, which is produced using clean-energy turbine heat. Propane is also another good option as it produces close to half the emissions of generic charcoals.
And finally …
Please remember to pick up your waste and recycle It. After this Fourth of July there are bound to be plenty of stray cans, bottles, streamers, plates, and forks littering streets and parks. Do yourself, your community, and the environment a favor by picking up all the leftover traces of your party and properly dispose of them, recycling all that you can.
Wishing you and your families a safe and happy Fourth of July celebration!