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Eco-Friendly Hobbies To Try This Summer

What better way to spend your spare time than with hobbies that help you, others and the planet. With many of us trying to make improvements in the way we live, how you spend your spare time also has the potential to make the world greener. And being green is fun! When we all do our little bit everyday and get together, we can have a huge impact, without making massive sacrifices. Here we’ve put together a list of our favourite eco-friendly hobbies that will improve your life. 

 

  • Upcycling

This must be the funnest and most creative hobbies, because you can basically recycle everything you want. From clothes, to furniture, decoration – you name it! Upcycling involves creatively reusing items by transforming them into something new and giving them a new purpose, rather than throwing them away. Pinterest is a great site for ideas and tutorials on crafts and DIY projects. 

 

  • Outdoor Sports

If you’re thinking about joining a gym, opt for activities such as swimming, hiking or running. Not only will it be a breath of fresh air, but it can also save you money. These activities let you surround yourself with nature and beautiful surroundings. They are all wonderful exercises for mind and body and will leave you with a wider understanding and stronger appreciation for our environment. 

 

  • Make non-dairy milk

If you have some spare time on your hands, which a lot of us currently do given the current situation why not try making non-dairy milk at home? Trust me it’s easier than you think and tastes delicious. A glass of dairy milk produces almost three times more greenhouse gas than any plant-based milk. You can make them from oats, nuts and seeds – saving money as well as the planet. There are plenty of great recipes online.

 

  • Exercise your green thumb

Gardening isn’t just great for your stress levels and your grocery bills but also for bees and butterflies. So much of the food we eat has a massive carbon footprint, so aside from trying to shop local, a fantastic way to reduce your personal emissions is to start growing your own fruit and vegetables. There are so many ways to garden – you can do it even if you don’t have a backyard!

 

  • Vegan Cooking

Vegan cooking and baking is a therapeutic hobby with lots of benefits. It is fun because you get to be creative and experiment with plant-based ingredients. You don’t have to be 100% vegan to enjoy vegan cooking and to make an impact on the environment. And you might be surprised by how often you eat vegan or vegetarian meals without even realising it. Plant-based dishes have never been more delicious and easy.

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