Some of you may have noticed that the volume of posts on gUP have been a little light lately and it's because we've been working on a couple projects that we are almost ready to unveil. That being said we have been working hard over here and are planning on celebrating Independence Day with a little independence from the internet. So as soon as I'm done with this post I'm turning the computer off and heading to a BBQ. Now I don't want to leave you without some sustainable satisfaction so here's a reading round-up of the best 4th of July posts on the net...
Katherine from Greenopia brings us the Best Healthy Snacks and Dishes for Your July 4th Picnic:
"To avoid the July 5th junk food crash, check out our tips for the healthiest snacks this side of the Declaration of Independence."
Jeff from the Green Fun Times Guide reminds us to Grill, Party and Drink Green tomorrow with a great round-up of fun freedeom loving posts.
Cows rejoice and celebrate their independence from Texans' bellies tomorrow as Mike from the narcissistically named iLoveMikeLitt.com presents the 3rd annual "Revenge of the Buns" Veggie Hotdog eating contest. This looks like a good time unless you suffer from the reoccuring nighmeres of being massacred by zombie veggie dogs like I do. If you happen to be in the Austin area check it out!
Jenn from MNN reminds us to remember our fine furry friends on the 4th with her post on How to keep your pets happy and safe over the holiday:
"Fireworks are a blast, but not for your pets. Some pets, even those that have never been prone to fear before, can become frightened and frantic by the noise and commotion of fireworks on Independence Day. In fact, animal shelters around the country typically record numbers of runaway dogs on the days following July 4, many of which become frightened by fireworks and escape their yards in search of safety. Here's how to make sure your pets are happy and safe this holiday..."
For those of you who are more afraid of pollution than blowing your hands off, GreenBiz article about greener fireworks on the horizion may help you rest a little easier.
Jeff from Sun Filtered writes about the 4th of July being Independence (from oil) Day:
"The concept of July 4th as “Oil Independence Day” or “Energy Independence Day” has been floating around for several years: everyone from bloggers to magazines to the Speaker of the House has touted the concept..."
Gloria from The Daily Green brings us "some seasonal and organic dishes to your feast, and keep your guests coming back for seconds, thirds ... even fourths" on this 4th of July.
And last but not least is Amy from EcoSalon who covers pretty much everything else your sustainable heart desires from buying local to bug spray.
Have a great green Independence Day!