Many of us have a nostalgic attachment to the loud and beautiful spectacles that are fireworks. While they can be beautiful and exhilarating, there is no denying it: they cause extensive environmental damage. Fireworks cause air pollution and release metal particles, harmful toxins and chemicals, and smoke into the air. Unfortunately, the composition of the smoke released into the atmosphere contains greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change.
This Labour Day weekend, we want to highlight some alternative ways to celebrate, especially if you have kids who are aching for a fun weekend activity.
Biodegradable confetti in a reusable push-pop container is a great alternative to fireworks. This cute device can be used for years of celebration to come, for holidays, weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and more.
If you live in Toronto and can find a spot to observe the colours, the CN Tower is beautiful to enjoy!
Try this craft with reusable straws to reduce your single-use plastic use. A great way to enjoy colours in the sky. A fun idea would be to have the colours match the theme of the celebration!
A great way to make fireworks mini and eco-friendly! This is a great way to reuse mason jars and teach science and experimentation in your home.
Find out if your city already hosts light shows. If they do not, reach out to your local city representatives and let them know you are interested in this type of spectacle over fireworks. Check out this article from Forbes discussing drone light shows.