As we head into the month of June, the weather warms up and we long for a nice day at the beach or pool. However, with COVID-19 hindering some of our usual summer plans, we may have extra, unplanned time to spend. Here are 5 fun, socially distant, and eco-friendly activities to keep you busy this spring!
Nothing beats the satisfaction of growing your own food or watching a tiny seed sprout into a full-grown daisy. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, I encourage you to try and plant some fruits and vegetables or just a simple flower. Gardening also benefits the environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and noise pollution.
2. Go on a hike
Hiking is an amazing activity if you love being surrounded by the beauty of nature. In addition, it’s a great cardio workout and can help relieve stress. In general, spending some time outdoors positively affects our mental health and well-being. I find hiking to be very rejuvenating and a fun experience! If you can, try to find some nature trails or parks close to home.
3. Resell your clothes
Want to make some quick, easy cash and help the environment in the process?
Instead of throwing away your clothes or accessories that don’t fit you anymore or you have lost interest in, try reselling your gently used items to stores such as Plato’s Closet or Uptown Cheapskate. Another option is to download apps such as Mercari or Depop which also allows you to resell your items.
4. Make new recipes
This is the time to go out of your comfort zone and master your cooking skills! Try getting your hands on a vegan cookbook and whip up some unfamiliar recipes. You might be surprised what your new favorite dish is.
5. Bike riding
Personally, bike riding is my favorite exercise and improves cardiovascular health immensely! It’s super fun and can be a challenging, yet very rewarding experience.
Not to mention, bike riding is a pollution free form of transportation as it rids the need for fossil fuels transmitted by cars.