by Eileen Weber
There are a number of web sites that promote some fun ideas to keep your life a little greener on this explosive holiday.
According to one site, Greenzer.com, grilling your food on a gas grill instead of a smoky charcoal one helps. Some other tips include not using plastic utensils and plates. You can use biodegradable supplies, like the party kit offered from Inhabitat.com that serves 50. Or, you can go even more sustainable with bamboo like the disposable ones from Eco-Wise.com.
Packing local, organic foods for your next picnic is also a must. Just a quick trip to your farmers’ market and you’ve got a number of tasty treats to choose from. Locally made breads and cheeses, fresh fruits, a few greens and that’s a succulent meal.
One interesting point to note that has been highlighted recently is the pollutant effects of fireworks. There are some pyrotechnical experts looking for a more environmentally friendly option. According to PhysOrg.com, a site that focuses on science and technology, states “Researchers…have developed new pyrotechnic formulas that replace perchlorate with nitrogen-rich materials or nitrocellulose that burn cleaner and produce less smoke.”
It’s a great idea. But until federal regulation comes into play, it may be a while before we see a little “green” in the sky.
Happy Fourth of July! Be safe and be well.
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