How are you celebrating Memorial Day weekend?
Maybe you’re into backyard barbecues or beach trips. Maybe hiking and camping are your family’s go-to-activities.
No matter how you’re celebrating Memorial Day weekend, why not trying to make your celebrations more environmentally friendly?
Here are some ways you can do that:
Are you going to cook up a storm? Try to eat local and in season. Stacia Fleegal’s recent series, Reciplease!, offers many yummy recipes using local food. Also, Stacia offers tips on foraging, which would be a great weekend activity!
Are those garden weeds getting out of control? Maybe you didn’t even have time to start the yearly garden. Try these weeding tips from Green Moon Farm owner Emily Kelly.
Don’t fill the air with chemicals while trying to get the pests away. Try more natural methods for shooing the mosquitoes.
Head to the York Free Store on Saturday at the Friendship Meeting House, 135 W. Philadelphia St., York.
Heading out of York? Some green tips from last week’s festivals and concerts post can also be relevant for you, such as transportation, trash and reusable devices.
Are seasonal allergies getting you down? Try these homeopathic methods (but ask your doctor first.)
If you are spending time with your family and friends, try to unplug for the day. I know it is hard, as you want to take and post photos and videos. But give it a try. Pull out that old digital camera, or even film!
Read about green living while relaxing in your yard/on the beach/etc.
How will you celebrate Memorial Day? What are your green tips?