It never fails.
Around the environmental world this time of year — the 4th of July (Independence Day, in the U.S.) — you see countless articles about how terrible fireworks are for your health, the environment, etc.
But you know what? Fireworks just.plain.rock.
There, I said it.
I — founder of Eco-Snobbery Sucks — will be taking in a large fireworks display this evening (yes, the fireworks show I’m going to is July 3rd, for some reason). Why? Because I’m a pyromaniac and find myself entranced by massive pyrotechnic displays. Period.
I’d submit that a large group of people taking in a massive fireworks display on the 4th of July is greener than a large number of people holding their own, small-scale fireworks displays all around any given neighborhood.
That said, get out to one of your city’s big fireworks productions, enjoy it, and check out what makes all of those beautiful colors light up the night sky in the video below: