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5 (Mostly) Free and Easy Ways to Green Your 4th of July

by , 07/02/10
filed under: Recycling initiatives

uncle sam wants you to have a green 4th of july, green independence day, eco-friendly july 4th, sustainable july fourth, green celebration, green bbq, green party, tofu pup, garden burgerImage credit: modified photo from Giolou’s Flickr photostream

Substitute Tofu Pups and Garden Burgers for hot dogs and hamburgers

Raising livestock uses an incredible amount of energy and releases tons of methane into the air. This year, try serving soy dogs and burgers instead of meat – they’re better for the environment and for your health. And a lot of times, people can’t even tell the difference!

Cost: $3-4 a box on average

uncle sam wants you to have a green 4th of july, green independence day, eco-friendly july 4th, sustainable july fourth, green celebration, green bbq, green party, no air conditioning

Turn off the AC

If your BBQ is going on outdoors, why not turn off (or at least turn down) your air conditioner inside? You’ll save energy and $$ and it’ll give people a reason to stay outside where the action is.

Cost: negative (you’ll actually save money)

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