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Question of the Week: How will you green your 4th of July?

2009 June 29

Independence Day is celebrated across America often outdoors with picnics, fireworks, pool parties, or vacation trips.  Share what you plan to do to be red, white, and blue – and green!

How will you green your 4th of July?

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  1. permalink
    February 28, 2011

    Stay local to save fuel and energy. Watch the fireworks display put on by your local community and that too can save in the long run. If each person on this earth did one thing to help our environment, there would be a noticeable impact! We should also be aware of renewable energy options. Everything we do, we can make a greener choice… Bring your own shopping bag to the grocery store!

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    February 28, 2011


  3. John Botha permalink
    March 5, 2011

    Thanks for this insightful piece! I’ll share this article on our blog.

  4. John Botha permalink
    March 5, 2011

    I must say i enjoyed this particular post, if I have your permission am i able to copy this post to my blog and share it with others as well.

  5. VyDee permalink
    March 5, 2011

    To save fuel and energy, I will ride my bicycle if i need to go outside. Celebrated the 4 July with our family and friends floating in our pool, watching the community fireworks from our backyard! Eating green and eating healthy at the same time. Slow carb diet is both healthy , it is packed with vegetables and nutrients.


  6. permalink
    March 6, 2011

    yea good work

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    March 6, 2011

    yeah i like the green world, good article

  8. permalink
    March 8, 2011

    I think going green is the best way, but more importantly we should look at how we live our daily lives in the best possible way. Not just thanksgiving.

  9. edelyn cabalhin permalink
    March 15, 2011

    Getting green for the 4th of July is the great thing to have and I’m so glad that during that day I can contribute something to the environment to restore and conserve it. We should be encouraging more to create a website with this kind of post to encourage and spread ways in preserving nature. .

  10. Tim McCullen permalink
    March 19, 2011

    As a owner of a nationally recognized company we encourage all of our franchises to allow employees to take off for July 4th and celebrate our freedoms. From an ecological standpoint, everything we do when providing our services we constantly train and re-train on how not to affect the environment in any way.

    Tim McCullen

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    March 20, 2011

    Might be a fun way to see the fireworks, will look into it

  12. Room Dividers NY permalink
    March 20, 2011

    I would renovate my apartment by purchasing practical and environment-friendly products such as room dividers and pressurized temporary walls :)

  13. Eric permalink
    March 23, 2011

    This coming 4th of July we will be using natural products to keep our pool clean. No more chlorine !

  14. Wood floor NYC permalink
    March 24, 2011

    Fishing by some lake or river have BBQ.

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    March 26, 2011

    To celebrate this historical day , we can use different ways to express our feelings according to our mental approach.We can use as more green things as possible on that day, as a symbol of independence.Dining out might be a good idea.

  16. bottlex permalink
    March 26, 2011

    Go to the wild wild forest.

  17. Amy Williams permalink
    March 27, 2011

    For us, every day is like 4th of July because I encourage in our business green working in every possible way … We do this specifically by removing the PAPERWORK completely and amazingly our business doesn’t need any. This greatly helps us improve and instill the spirit of a healthy lifestyle in our employees.

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    March 27, 2011



  19. john rodgers permalink
    April 3, 2011

    I have been trying my best to make my house more green the past 5 years.

  20. The Penthouse ( permalink
    April 5, 2011

    I will be sticking to my ritual of Link text in order to prevent the build up of plastic bottle waste.

    If you can, please do the same, and start eliminating the pointless use of bottled water, which isnt even good for you!

    Thanks Scotty

  21. permalink
    April 8, 2011

    that’s good :^P

  22. Ashton Kaye permalink
    April 9, 2011

    Honestly, over the past few years I just stayed home and enjoyed the day off with my family. I really don’t enjoy the fireworks shows that almost always end up with someone getting severely injured because of negligence. Last year I had summer courses in UCLA so I didn’t go back home for dependence day. I just chilled with my buddies and my trusty . I can’t wait for this year because I’m back in Oregon, so I’ll be sure to spend a green Independence day with my family.

  23. Forex Trading permalink
    April 16, 2011

    I planned for going on a trip with my friends in a religious place.. I think if we are independent then its a best gift from God to us and we should thank God for our independence. After God’s worship, we planned for a competition in games because in daily we cant even keep in touch our friends its the best time the spend our memorable moments with our friends….

  24. The Garden Tiller permalink
    April 16, 2011

    Hopefully at the lake watching fireworks and the reflection on the water. That would be nice.

    Back in Oregon.

  25. permalink
    April 18, 2011

    nice home cooked meal, nothing to fat… gotta stay in shape

  26. BBQ Chickens( permalink
    April 28, 2011

    Firstly I planned for going to some religious place and thanked the God for giving us independence. If we are free and fulfilling our wishes that’s only God’s gift. After that I spent 2-3 hours with my friends and made a lot of fun. then I came back and watched movie…That’s it…but I enjoyed a lot…

  27. eddyedik permalink
    April 29, 2011

    The issue that never dies. Making our environment as green as possible or in short term, planting more green plants are cool hobby but we have no time doing the same thing. This coming 4th of July, I think the government must have some kind of program that will address this kind of issue.

  28. permalink
    April 29, 2011

    I’m going to fire up the grill and make some hamburgers! Yum!

  29. Mike permalink
    May 1, 2011

    I think it should be the other way around. We should be responsible for 364 days, and on the 4th of July let loose and celebrate.

  30. Atlanta locksmith permalink
    May 2, 2011

    Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America. It’s a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks. I want to vanish myself those above item.

  31. eve isk permalink
    May 9, 2011

    I want to vanish myself those above item.

  32. Pete Jenkins permalink
    May 10, 2011

    I generally spend July 4th at home having a bbq.

    I don’t like to drive my car around too much even though I drive an electric car.

    You can find out more about my electric car conversion

  33. permalink
    May 12, 2011

    The closest thing I do to being green on the 4th is not drive. Otherwise, my normal thought through the day is how to eat some great food without gaining 10 lbs for the day. : )

  34. Mel permalink
    May 14, 2011

    I will certainly be enjoying mine at home with family and friends.


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    May 16, 2011

    Going for green homes with solar panels is the only way to protect the environment and to preserve the biodiversity of this planet.

  36. mark permalink
    May 18, 2011

    Great ideas, we can use many of these at my daughters wedding. She’ll love it, her and her fiancee are much greener than me and her mom.

  37. KOR permalink
    May 22, 2011

    Must spend the 4th with family and friend sand fireworks of course!

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    May 23, 2011

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  39. permalink
    May 27, 2011

    Fundamentals are the building blocks of life. Live green! Eat green!

  40. para kazanmak permalink
    May 27, 2011

    Stay, home and watch tv…

  41. Cody Felton permalink
    May 27, 2011

    Most americans spend the 4th of July at home, having an outdoor party or a barbecue party. It’s also a good question on how to make that day environment friendly, such as planting trees or cleaning your place, etc.

    Cody Felton

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  43. check pagerank permalink
    June 2, 2011

    Most americans spend the 4th of July at home, having an outdoor party or a barbecue party.

  44. John Doris permalink
    June 3, 2011

    Such a great idea and you all will be happy singing “Firework” together! ;)

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    June 5, 2011

    I’m most likely going to head down to the beach for the fireworks.

  46. Jim permalink
    June 6, 2011

    We’ll be at home, watching fireworks on TV. During that time, all the lights in our house will be turned off.

  47. Dave permalink
    June 6, 2011

    Gonna kick back and relax with friends and pop on the patio string lights (Solar powered of course)while those cool beers go down to the strains of Springstein!

  48. PrestitiCessionedelQuinto permalink
    June 7, 2011

    I live in Italy and I think we will visit the country with my family this summer, I hope to spend the 4th of July in the U.S. and also learn from the environmental policies of American families.

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    June 27, 2011

    There’s always a lot of different challenges everyday. You’ll just have to figure your way out. thanks for sharing.

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    June 29, 2011

    Here in Australia we do not celebrate the 4th of July so my time will probably be spent working on our company website

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