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June 29, 2010

Green Your Independence Day: Better Barbecuing

Vegetarian kabob Sunday is the 4th of July, and what better way to honor the nation we love by protecting and conserving its natural resources? This week’s tips will help you plan a bright-green celebration.

Tip #2: On the Grill

Now that you know how to green your grill, what can you responsibly place atop it? Meat is the historical choice, but given that the raising of livestock for food causes more emissions than all the world's cars, trains, planes, and boats put together, it’ll behoove us to consider more progressive alternatives.

There are many faux meats on the market, some so excellent that even professional carnivores rave about them. Or you can pick up fresh vegetables at your local farmers’ market for a colorful kebab. If meat's a must, however, opt for organic, grass-fed cuts so that you’re less likely to be supporting the dirty factory-farming industry.

Tell us: What’s your favorite 4th of July recipe?

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