Happy Fourth of July from Inhabitots!

The summer holiday is jam-packed with fun family activities and we’re hoping you’re celebrating the eco-friendly way from using biodegradable plates at your picnic to grilling green–all while covered in non-toxic sunscreen, of course. Here are a few more ways to green your 4th of July!

Fireworks may be awe-inspiring, but the colorful blasts come with a side of particle-filled smoke and contain toxic chemicals like Barium, antimony and perchlorates. Check out Inhabitat‘s round up of eco-friendly alternatives to fireworks.

Ohdeedoh shows us how to round up the neighborhood for an eco-friendly bike parade.

Rainy Independence Day? Stay inside and make Cafe Mom‘s red, white and blue star-spangled recycled crafts using everything from tin cans to toilet paper tubes.

Bake Fresh Cherry Cupcakes or use the festive fruit to create another one of Whole Story‘s suggestions like a Fresh Cherry-Berry Granita or Cherry Blueberry Crumble.

Earth911 shares eight other ways to green your 4th of July.

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