Everyone should want to take care of the planet; after all, it’s the only one we’ve got! That said, it is difficult to try to do more when you already take steps toward a greener lifestyle. If you’re looking for something fun to do that won’t contribute to the growing climate crisis, check out the top four environmentally friendly summer activities.
Hiking allows you to surround yourself with the great outdoors. It’s a rewarding hobby that you could do in a group or solo. Hikes are not only a terrific opportunity to get some exercise, but they are also a great way to unwind. Previous research has shown that spending time in nature can enhance your mood, alleviate stress, and boost your overall mental health.
Go on an eco-friendly camping trip if you want to get up close and personal with Mother Nature. Spend the night roasting marshmallows over a fire, then fall asleep under the stars. You can make your camping trip more environmentally friendly by bringing reusable items, preparing your meals rather than purchasing them, and cleaning up before you go.
No one likes to waste anything. In 2021, we should have sustainability at the forefront of our minds, so there’s no better time to turn your discarded goods into beautiful DIY projects. These projects ensure that nothing goes to waste: from repurposing old wine corks to making gorgeous table settings to repurposing mason jars into homemade chandeliers.
Host an Event at Home
There are many great, environmentally friendly summer activities you can host at home: anything from a movie night with friends (and some zero-waste snacks) to a backyard barbecue. There are a million ways to make your typical social gathering into an eco-friendly event! Invite some friends to carpool over and have a fun night filled with laughs and good times.
Hopefully, you’ve got some ideas for how you can pass the time this summer! Hiking, camping, upcycling, and even having people over are all environmentally conscious things you can do to keep your air clean and your summer green.