This website is best viewed in a browser that supports web standards.

Skip to content or, if you would rather, Skip to navigation.

KXCV-KRNW


News Brief

July 4, 2013 |  By: INS/Barnett

Clean Green 4th of July

When you pack your picnic basket for this Independence Day, there are some steps to take that will make the picnic more environmentally friendly.

Reo Menning with Metro Waste Authority says the first thing to do is buy local ingredients from a farmer’s market, which already means cutting the carbon emissions for transporting food thousands of miles – plus, it supports the local economy. And she says forget using paper or plastic dinnerware, tablecloths or napkins.

WarningAudio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Menning says have a recycling bin on hand, so everything that can be recycled, is recycled.

WarningAudio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Menning also advises if you are grilling, not to use charcoal. She says it produces three times the amount of greenhouse gases as propane.