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The Green Life: Green Your Independence Day: Party Preparations

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June 30, 2010

Green Your Independence Day: Party Preparations

Independence Day decorations 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 #3: Accents and Accoutrements

Instead of buying all-new U.S.A.-themed decorations, look around to see what you already own that you could use. White Christmas lights could brighten up a late-afternoon get-together. Flowers from your (or a generous neighbor’s) garden can make the perfect centerpiece. Still yearning for red, white, and blue? Dress in it, bake a three-hued cake, or put out bowls of strawberries, blueberries, and sliced apples. Speaking of snacks, buy stuff like potato chips in bulk to prevent single-packaging waste, as long as you're sure it'll all be eaten.
Tell us: What are your best party-prep tips?

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