10 picks for a planet-friendly fourth

Independence Day is right around the corner, and while no one is going to pretend that fireworks are very eco-friendly (though many companies are moving to greener techniques – in 2004, Disney patented an air-launch system that they’ve since opened up to other companies), it’s still a time of celebration and fun. We’ve gathered up some ideas for making your celebration green (or at least greener).

Hit up the farmer’s market for your goodies and fill your menu with locally-grown, organic produce and meats. Want a delicious dessert? Try grilling peaches. Yum!

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dreaming of a sustainable summer… grilling green


We’re prepping for the season with a series of posts – Dreaming of a Sustainable Summer. C’mon in, the water’s fine and the living is green!

The grilling controversy rages on. Which is better, charcoal, wood, gas or electric? Is grilling even good for you? Is it good for the environment? What’s the best way to grill? Cooking out is a staple of summer, and done right, it is indeed a very green choice. You’ll often use less energy, plus avoid heating up the house (and increasing your need for more AC) by cooking outside. How to grill green? Continue reading