Sustainable Summer Activities to Enjoy

If you are trying to go greener, thinking about the activities you engage in is key. Here are some sustainable activities to enjoy:

 

Sustainable Activities to Enjoy Indoors

  • Cook and eat a locally sourced, seasonal, organic meal with friends or family.

Read a good book

  • Read a good book.
  • Start a windowsill garden and start growing your own.
  • Upcycle an old piece of furniture or make new items from things that would otherwise be thrown away.
  • Take up a new hobby such as sewing, knitting, pottery, basketry or woodworking, for example.
  • Paint, draw, or make your own unique artworks.

Play old school board games in your home

  • Play 'old school' board games in your home.
  • Have engaging conversations! (Either face to face, or with others online).
  • Make your own cleaning or beauty products, candles, or other sustainable products.
  • Take up canning and learn other ways to reduce food waste and preserve food.

 

Sustainable Activities to Enjoy In Your Garden

Make a new growing area and start growing your own

  • Make a new growing area and start growing your own.
  • Plant a tree or two.
  • Set up a composting system for household food waste and other organic matter.
  • Start harvesting rainwater in your garden.
  • Make a wildlife pond.
  • Or install other eco-friendly wildlife habitats such as bird boxes, feeders, and bee hotels, for example. Plant for wildlife too – sowing bee-friendly flowers, for example.
  • Make an outdoors natural gym, or a relaxing yoga spot to keep fit outdoors.
  • Cook outdoors – have a fire pit meal, barbecue or meal cooked in a solar oven.
  • Dine alfresco.

Enjoy a spot of stargazing after dark

  • Enjoy a spot of stargazing after dark.

 

Sustainable Activities to Enjoy in Your Local Area

  • Go for a nature hike to a local beauty spot. (Perhaps you can take some food and reusable picnic items and have a picnic once you reach your destination too.)
  • Head out on your bike.

Kayak, canoe or sail on local waters

  • Kayak, canoe or sail on local waters.
  • Enjoy some wild swimming.
  • Get out on horseback for a trek.
  • Visit a local farm, pick-your own facility or farm shop.

Spend some time at a local farmer's market

  • Spend some time at a local farmer's market.
  • Go antiquing and pick up some pre-loved, vintage gems for your home.
  • Explore local museums – there may even be free museums to enjoy.

Camp out under the stars in a beautiful, natural location close to home

  • Camp out under the stars in a beautiful, natural location close to home.

 

These are just a few examples of the many sustainable ways to have a good time. There are plenty of sustainable activities to choose from, whatever you like to do.

 

 

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