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Anxious to kick off the barbeque season this 4th of July, but wondering how to have less havoc on mother earth? Here are few tips to help celebrate an echo conscious independence day and go red, white, blue and green.
Serving locally grown and prepared foods is a terrific way to host a green 4th of July, while supporting your local community. Seeking out farmers and other food producers in your town or on your region, instead of serving foods imported from other places cuts down on the carbon emissions that would be created by the trucks, trains, boats, and vans that are use to transport the food. The less transportation the food under goes between the farm and your table, the less carbon emission they are.
Whether you are out on a picnic or a hosting a big barbeque bash on your backyard, you will probably be using disposable dishes to serve your gas. We all know the plastic is way bad for the environment but you can still cut down on the damage with the help of the -- for example you can ask all your guess to show up with their own cup or beer mug. Meaning less plastic cups getting tossed out at the end of the day or even better go for eco friendly picnic ware. EcoWare compose of food containers, bamboo plates and biodegradable cups can all be found at most supermarkets.
Despite smoke and ash, barbequing can actually a relatively eco friendly past time if you choose your materials with care. There is a variety of sustainable produce charcoal like Wicked good charcoal made from industrial scrap wood or char word, which is produced using clean energy turbine. Surprisingly, propane still produces close to half the emissions of generic charcoals. If you are hosting a 4th of July party in your home, make sure to cut down on paper waste by sending e-mail invitations to your guest. Website like evite.com offers some pretty nifty decorative templates you can use. If you do not feel comfortable using e-mail you can make your own recycled stationary to use from old scraps of construction paper, wrapping paper or even better simply pick up the phone.
Encourage your guest to car pull or hop on their bicycle to get to your house rather than everybody driving separate parts. This should be obvious, but we really cannot express it enough. After you are done celebrating America’s birthday, do not forget to clean up. Inspect the area, gather all empty soda cans, and glass beer bottles you can find. Round them all up and deliver them to the proper recycling facilities in your area.