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3 Eco-Friendly Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is an exceptional holiday for Americans everywhere. Holding ceremonies to pay respects to many women and men who died serving the country is a tradition in the United States.

If you are planning to honor the people who have fallen for the country, you should take a dedicated route and try to stay eco-friendly.

1.   Opt for an eco-friendly Memorial Day party

Families often throw parties with friends and family in honor of Memorial Day.

Use a Gas Grill

You might want to throw a barbeque party in your backyard. Therefore, the best option is to use a gas grill. A Gas grill is much safer and greener than a charcoal barbeque grill. Using a gas grill to prepare food for your party will help you eliminate emissions. Moreover, cooking outside using a gas grill is safer for the environment than cooking in the oven and stove.

Reduce Traveling Emissions

Try to invite neighbors and family members who live nearby so there is no need for people to travel with gas-fueled cars to visit you. Another option is to ask your friends and family members to travel together and use a couple of cars instead of multiple.

Purchase Products At The Farmer’s Market

You can find fresh and delicious products at the nearest farmer’s market. Memorial Day falls at the end of spring, therefore, it’s likely that you will find fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market close to Memorial Day weekend.

Breed Your Plants

Breeding your own plants to cook vegetables for Memorial Day is an eco-friendly option and it saves a lot of money. If you have the time on your hands, you can easily plant the seeds and vegetables. You can even bring your vegetables and fruit to sell at the farmer’s market. However, if you don’t know how you can sell a product you can always get help. You can find people or business coaching for creative professionals.

Use Fresh Ingredients to Cook

The products you purchase at the farmer’s market are likely to be the best option for your meals. Try to avoid cooking a lot of meat, as meat products take up much more water, oil, and gas to cook. Preparing salads, cheese boards, and fruit bowls will take up less time and is the safer option to avoid wasting a lot of fuel and water.

Use Reusable Dishes

Party holders often avoid using reusable and washable plates and glasses to avoid their items getting broken and to save time and avoid washing a lot of dishes. However, using plastic cups and plastic plates is not the way to help save the environment. Using reusable products is an eco-friendly way to hold a Memorial Day party. You can load these dishes in the dishwasher after the party to avoid washing by hand and to save water.

2.   Plant a tree in honor of soldiers

If you know someone who fell on the battlefield, you can use Memorial Day weekend to pay respects and plant a tree in their honor. Planting trees is one of the most popular ways that countries use to pay respects to honorable people who passed away one way or another.

Planting a tree is the perfect way to bring life to the world in honor of a fallen soldier. If you are a spiritual person, you can even try praying near the tree you have planted. Having a backyard is an advantage you can use to bring more life and greenness to the environment.

You can participate in planting with your whole family and teach your children about the environment and agriculture. Planting trees is a safe, eco-friendly, and healthy activity that will bring you joy on Memorial Day.

3.   Be a tourist in your own city

If you and your family members love to travel and visit new places, it may be time to check out your town. Perhaps there are multiple parks, museums, historical sites, rental properties and restaurants in your region that you have never visited before.

The fun part about this activity is that you get to find new fascinating sights and learn new information about your hometown. You can be a tourist in your own town. You will be able to teach your children about the history and beauty of their hometown. You can use these free 3 days you have off work to cherish life in your town.

The eco-friendly part of this activity is that you won’t have to travel hours by car or plane and you will be able to reduce your carbon footprint. You can start the day by going to new places on foot, since this is your hometown, you might not have to go very far. You can choose interesting sites that are within walking distance from each other and you will be able to see something fun every few minutes without getting tired from walking for hours.

You can even use this chance on Memorial Day to honor the soldiers from your hometown. Go to museums, schools, and other destinations where you can learn the stories of honorable people from your town.

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