It is that time of the year again, July the 4th when families and friends get together to celebrate the greatness of our Nation! In order to honor our nation while also taking care of the environment I have two suggestions:
1. Buy products Made in the USA
By buying products made in the USA, you are helping the local economy and keeping jobs in American soil. How this benefits the environment? One, the products don't have to travel great distances from another country and spend huge amounts of fuel. Two, Some countries don't comply with environmental regulations that the USA has, and therefore pollute without any or little control from authorities.
I know it can be difficult to find products made in the USA, after all your all-American iPhone is made in China, And not every product is required to say where it is originally from. Few products are required by law such as cars, textiles, furs and woolen to reveal they are made in the USA. You can recognize them by the "Made in the USA" label. My final thought is when possible Buy American! For a list of products visit this site www.madeinusaforever.com, I also found more information in the Consumer Reports Magazine (consumerreports.org)