With fireworks, watermelon, and American flag apparel everywhere you look, the Fourth of July is one of the most exciting (and colorful!) holidays of the year. Whether you are spending the long weekend in your hometown or vacationing in one of the country's most beautiful spots, Independence Day is a time to reflect on what makes America so special.
Unfortunately, some of the most time-honored traditions can take a major toll on the environment. Last year we suggested some timeless tips for making your holiday as green as possible. Check out that slideshow below for ways to really honor America The Beautiful!