It’s time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air! There are loads of fun activities which don’t cost a lot, are eco-friendly and really enjoyable! Here are EcoExpert’s favourites:
1. Enjoy a Rustic Staycation
If you can take a weekend off, stay at home rather than travelling, and organise it to be really good fun. Unplug all the modern conveniences and appliances (yes, even the TV!) (and your computer – gasp!). Get family and / or friends around. Plan activities such as telling stories, playing cards or board games, taking walks, group aerobics, ball games, swimming, reading a book, having conversations, bonding with family and friends, cooking, experimenting with new recipes, designing a new BBQ, playing with the dogs and children, building a campfire.
Watch the sunset – or sunrise. Work in the garden – or relax in it. Smell the flowers.
The options are endless, limited only by your imagination. Get back to basics and enjoy quality time with the special people in your life.
2. Learn Something New
There are loads of weekend courses and workshops available for adults, children and families. A course is a fun way to meet new people, perhaps even a soul-mate while you are gaining new skills and knowledge. Consider courses in ecology, nature, conservation, wilderness safety and survival, animal tracking, organic cooking, wildlife photography, sustainable living, and more.
Search on Google for your local area, or check with your local library or town hall or social centre.
3. Give the Motorized Vehicle a Holiday
Use manual transportation only – hiking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking. Or backpack through a forest, or hike from inn to inn (this is a well-tested Eco-Expert favourite. Admittedly with a bit more “inn” and slightly less “hike”).
Go on a bike, kayak or canoe tour.
You will save money on petrol, emit less pollution and do your bit for the environment. In addition, you will experience scenery which you would otherwise miss while driving.
You will feel relaxed and invigorated after a weekend like this.
You can have a lot of fun on an eco-friendly weekend – start to plan one now!