The Blogosphere's Top 5 Ways to Green Your 4th of July Celebrations

This week on TreeHugger we've been looking at ways you can make your Independence Day celebrations greener than the grass you'll be having your BBQ on. Avoiding carbon from BBQ's, vegan celebrations in Texas, fireworks and the environment, have all been highlighted, so let's take a tour on the blogosphere party bus to see what other bright green 4th of July sparks there are out there.Colbert Nation: 4th of July Under Attack by Stephen Colbert
"An environmental activist sues Seattle to suspend their 4th of July fireworks display on an abandoned gas plant."

Crafting a Greener World: Happy 4th of July! Five Festive and Eco-Friendly Independence Day Crafts by Julie Finn
"Even more than a celebration of our nation’s birth (which I could take or leave, frankly), in our town, at least Independence Day is a celebration of our community culture. Between the fish fry, the farmer’s market, the Fourth of July parade, and the fireworks, I’ve got plenty of opportunities to show off my craftiness as well as my festive spirit."

Inhabitat: Ultimate Biodegradable Party Kit Has All You Need for July 4th by Yuka Yoneda
"You know we’re big fans of recycling, but this Fourth of July, doesn’t it just seem like more fun to be able to tell your guests to throw their used plates and cups into the bushes instead of a recycling bin? "

Sustainablog: July 4 - How are you celebrating Independence Day? by John Ivanko
"We’re celebrating this national holiday by focusing on the many aspects of our life that, in various ways, have led us to quite a different vision for a sustainable tomorrow – complete with local, renewable energy and lots of delicious meals harvested within ten miles of where we live – if not from our own kitchen garden."

The Daily Green: How to Have an Organic Party by Alexandra Zissu
"Parties are on my mind of late – we’ve been happily slogging through a bunch of birthday parties, end-of-school fairs, and plenty of summer gatherings. I’ve gotten several emails lately asking how to green these parties, including 4th of July celebrations."

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