Eco Escapades - 6 Tips For A Sustainable Summer

Eco Escapades - 6 Tips For A Sustainable Summer

Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and make some unforgettable memories with friends and family. Whether you're looking to relax in nature or head out on an adventure, there are countless ways to enjoy the sun while being kind to our planet. We’ve made this handy list of fun eco-friendly summer activities to help you make the most of the sunshine.

1. Plan An Eco-Friendly Picnic:

Nothing beats heading out to your favourite spot and relaxing in the sun to share a picnic with friends. When making up an eco-friendly picnic it’s important to skip out single-use plastics and instead bring reusable containers cutlery and plates made from eco-friendly materials such as recycled paper and bamboo.

eco friendly picnic

2.Eco Friendly Beers:

Whether you're planning a BBQ or just relaxing in the garden with friends, there is nothing quite like relaxing with a cool beer on a sunny day. QWERTY Beer Box is a unique beer gifting business started by our friends Quinn & Niki. They've toured breweries all over the UK and have put together gift hampers of their favourite beers and snacks. Their selection includes everything; from pale ale & IPA hampers to lager or traditional ale hampers and each comes with its own bespoke beer-tasting glass and a premium snack. The hampers are also sustainably packaged without any plastic and are the perfect accomplice to a warm summer's day for you or a friend!

QWERTY Sustainable ales

3. Try Birdwatching:

Grab a pair of binoculars and go out birdwatching. It is a great way to immerse yourself in nature and summer's the perfect time to spot UK summer migrants such as swallows or willow warblers. Although birdwatching was once a hobby for retired and older folk, it has recently been catching on with Gen Z who are now heading out to spot their favourite and rare birds.

4.Visit a National Trust Site:

Spend a day exploring a National Trust site. On their website, you can find your nearest reserve to help plan your day trip. These sites are perfect for an eco-friendly day out and offer a mix of stunning landscapes, historic buildings, and beautiful gardens. Your visit also supports conservation and helps protect these precious areas for future generations.

5. Go for a Hike:

Take a stroll through local trails and parks, or embark on a hike to explore the beauty of nature. Walking and hiking are excellent ways to enjoy the great outdoors and keep your carbon footprint low. Bring along one of our eco-friendly travel soap bars which is plastic-free and handmade with the finest plant-based ingredients. This travel bar is the perfect companion to take with you on your hike, it's compact and fits neatly in our reusable soap box. It’s perfect for freshening up after your adventure.

travelling couple and eco friendly travel bar
6. Volunteer for Tree Planting:

Consider volunteering with a local tree-planting group. Trees are vital for maintaining biodiversity and combating climate change. If you’re in the Calder Valley area, our friends at Forus Tree are always looking for extra hands to help with tree planting and woodland management. It’s a wonderful way to give back to nature and meet like-minded people.

Community Tree Planting with Forus Tree

Whether you’re planning a plastic-free picnic, exploring the wonders of nature, or just looking for an eco-friendly day out, there are so many ways to enjoy a sustainable summer. So grab your reusable containers, stock up on your favourite QWERTY beers and let’s make summer 2024 one to remember.

Cheers to a green summer, everyone! 🌞🌿🍻

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