Happy Fourth of July from Inhabitots!

Cool off by making homemade popsciles in your freezer — we tell you how to do it step by step.

Better your backyard BBQ with Inhabitat’s 7 sustainable designs for a green 4th of July.

Treat your kids to one of our favorite eco-friendly beach toys, and then go play in the surf and sand!

While you’re at the beach, teach your kids to bodyboard with our simple how-to instructions.

And don’t forget to slather on safe sunscreen and pack our eco-friendly beach day essentials.

When it’s time for fireworks, consider skipping traditional options for the more eco-friendly Sky Orbs.

Lead image © Andy Lawson via Flickr