Although you may be in #vacaymode, you can still practice sustainable habits when at home or on vacation throughout the summer. We compiled a list of our sustainable summer tips for you (and the earth) to enjoy your break.
When spending time outdoors, remember to clean up after yourself before you leave. Try following the 7 Principles to Leave No Trace to help the natural environment flourish and to leave the space so others can enjoy it as well.
It’s easy (and often necessary) to stop for coffee and water while traveling. Avoid necessary plastic waste by bringing your own water bottle and travel coffee cup. There are even mugs that pack down into your pocket!
Use your extra time at home or traveling learning about the impacts of climate change through documentaries. Our recommendations include, Under the Dome, Coal Rush, The Gleaner’s Kitchen, and An Inconvenient Truth. Or find a topic you are passionate about and explore the documentaries out there!
Regardless of how you spend your summer, try to keep the earth in mind and enjoy your time away!