Friday, July 2, 2010
Celebrate Independence from Pollution
Fireworks are pretty and they're fun to watch -- I get it.
But that doesn't change the fact that every 4th of July, the air becomes a little more polluted all across the country as we celebrate our nation's birthday.
In order for them to shoot into the air and explode into beautiful colors, fireworks use pyrotechnic chemicals and gunpowder.
When the show finishes you can always see that lingering cloud of smoke -- that is pollution. We have enough smog here in Atlanta that we don't need to add to it.
So celebrate with friends and family. Go to the pool, lake or beach. But think twice before putting on a fireworks show.
There's no better way to show love for your country than by not contributing to further pollution.