The Fourth of July is a very fun time of the year where we can hang out with family and watch the fireworks display light up the sky. Although the Fourth of July is very fun and entertaining, it does lack the environmentally-friendly atmosphere. There are a lot of things that have began moving toward becoming eco-friendly, but a lot of the things we do on Independence Day are not. Fireworks are just one of the many things that have not switched to becoming eco-friendly yet so we have to find other ways to make the celebration eco-friendly. If you are trying to make your Fourth of July celebration eco-friendly there are a lot of different things you can do to significantly help the environment. Remember, being eco-friendly means taking small steps at a time to make the world a better place and it begins with your everyday activities. If you want to make your 4th of July party more eco-friendly this year then here are some easy tips to help you achieve this.
One way to make your Fourth of July more eco-friendly is use organic bug sprays instead of pesticides and other chemical deterrents. As night falls and we go to watch the fireworks displays, bugs are a big problem we try to ward off with chemical sprays. It is a fact that bugs in the summer are very bad and can bite or sting you repeatedly, but chemical sprays are not good for the environment or for you. If you still want the protection from bugs during your celebration, try using organic bug sprays instead. The organic bug sprays work just as well as the other bug sprays but they do not contain the chemicals and toxins that are bad for the environment. You can find the organic bug sprays in the same location where other bug sprays are located in your local retail store. Typically, organic bug sprays will cost you about six dollars per bottle which might be a little higher in price but it really is your best option to get eco-friendly this Independence Day.
Using real cups instead of plastic or Styrofoam cups is another way to go more eco-friendly this Fourth of July. The plastic and Styrofoam cups are not eco-friendly and just end up in the trashcan or at a landfill which is bad for the environment. Use real cups this Fourth of July that way you can just wash them and use them again instead of throwing away the paper cups in landfills.
If you are going to be drinking on the Fourth of July, then one way to be eco-friendly is to drink organic beer. Organic beer is something that has been around for a while now but not many people know about it. Regular beer is not eco-friendly because of the brewing process and the chemicals that are using during the development of beer. Organic beer is all-natural and still gets you that same affect you are looking for. Organic beers are very good and taste much smoother than regular beer so it is a great way to go eco-friendly. You can get organic beers at the same retail or alcohol stores you get regular beer and the cost is about the same. Organic beer is definitely a way to be more eco-friendly since the containers they come in are made from recycled materials.
Cleaning up when you attend a Fourth of July party and carrying around a trash bag is also a good way to be more eco-friendly. When a Fourth of July celebration happens, there is usually a pretty trash-filled aftermath which is definitely not good for the environment. Make sure you are cleaning up after yourself during the Fourth of July celebration and encourage other people to do the same. Bring a trash bag with you and place it where everyone can see it at the celebration, this just might encourage more people to throw away their trash. Do not leave bottles or packaging all over the place because this is going to harm the environment, especially if the products are not biodegradable. If you see trash on the ground of the Fourth of July celebration you are attending, pick it up and place it into the trash bags. Keeping a trash bag on hand and cleaning up after the celebration is a smaller step toward becoming more eco-friendly.
Carpooling to your Fourth of July celebration is also a great way to become more eco-friendly. If you are having a Fourth of July celebration somewhere and you know other people who are going, suggest getting to the destination by carpooling. Fewer cars on the road will help the environment and their will not be as much pollution in the air. If you are the one hosting the Fourth of July party, you can have a list of people who live near each other and suggest that one person in that area picks up the other people. Carpooling is a great way to be eco-friendly during the Fourth of July celebration and it is also great if drinking will be involved. You do not want all of these people driving to the Fourth of July celebration to get drunk and then drive, so carpooling will at least allow them to assign a designated-driver for their block. Carpooling is a very good eco-friendly idea for people who live close to each other or for people who are attending the same celebration.