Fun Days out Which Won’t Harm the Planet
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After a tough week of the routine of working days it is great to get a break by doing something different at the weekend. We have always loved heading out to the countryside or to the beach when Saturday and Sunday come along. Here are some of our favourite ways of enjoying a day out without harming the planet.
Get on Your Bicycle
Cycling is a great bit of exercise and it can really help you feel great after a week of being stuck in a stuffy office, shop or wherever you work. We have some lovely bicycle routes near us and if you check it out you will probably find some near where you live too. This is something which has other advantages over taking the car or the bus as well. For example, you get to appreciate more of the countryside you pass through. It is also a lot easier to stop and have a drink in an interesting pub or cafe which you might otherwise have completely missed. Finally, you will save a lot of money by cycling rather than driving or using public transport.
Take a Home Made Picnic
If I am being honest, we starting taking home made picnics with us because of the cost saving it involves. It is just so expensive to eat out in a restaurant every weekend that we simply couldn’t afford it. However, when I think about it there are some huge green advantages to doing this as well. For a start, a lot of the elements of our picnics are homemade or home grown. I have started making our own bread from time to time and we also grow some vegetables in the garden which we use to make some of the stuff we take away with us. If you buy a meal somewhere these days you have no idea if the onions and tomatoes have travelled half way round the world to get to your plate or how environmentally friendly the rest of the meal is.
Visit a Garden Centre and Buy Something Nice
There are some excellent garden centres near us which we sometimes go to. These are lovely places for looking round and can really put you in touch with your green side. We always make sure that we buy at least one plant or pack of seeds while we are there, which helps us continually build up our collection of plants at home, which can only be a good thing.
Visit a Farmer’s Market
If you are lucky enough to live near to a farmer’s market then this can be a wonderful place to pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables direct from the person who grew them. There are interesting events to go to as well, so they make for a fun hour or two before you head off somewhere else. Best of all, many of them are held in historic, touristy towns which come alive on market day and offer more attractions to check out.