Sunday is the 4th of July, and what better way to honor the nation we love by protecting and conserving its natural resources? This week’s tips will help you plan a bright-green celebration.
Tip #4: Don’t Let the Sparks Fly
Fireworks shouldn’t be a DIY thing, so don’t set off your own, and discourage others from entertaining themselves with ill-gotten explosives. Unprofessional fireworks aren’t just dangerous in the immediate physical sense – they also release noxious chemicals into the air and water , causing long-term eco-damage.
Instead, carpool or take public transit to a community fireworks display, and in advance of it, campaign your local Independence Day event coordinators to use biodegradable sparklers, or the gunpowder-free, compressed-air fireworks that Disney uses .
Tell us: How do you feel about the eco-ramifications of fireworks on the Fourth?