This summer we want to see how YOU are being sustainable! By sharing online, tagging Oxford Climate Society and using #SummerSustainabilityChallenge we can compile all the wacky and wonderful ways you are tackling climate change!
The days are longer, temperatures are warmer, and schedules are more relaxed. But even if your summer routine is a departure from what it is the rest of the year, it’s still important to practice green habits.
And in some cases it might even be easier — I tend to eat more locally when my neighborhood farmer’s market is in full swing. I’m also more likely to ride my bike to places in the summer when the weather is nice, and I have more time to get to my destination.
We want to make a summer edition of ways you can reduce waste, minimize your energy footprint, and lead a less toxic lifestyle throughout the warm-weather months through your ideas!
A couple of tips and tricks I can think of: As the temperatures heat up it grows more important to stay hydrated throughout the day! Instead of wasting money purchasing plastic water bottles, get your own reusable bottle to reuse over and over again. If you get one that holds hot beverages for that extra caffeine pick me up during the day some coffee shops offer discounts when you bring your own cup!
Relax, take a break from your electronics. Set your laptop, tablet, and phone down for a few minutes, hours or better yet days. Most people have a habit of checking their electronics every other minute constantly on the look for notifications and emails. Break the addiction and relieve yourself from the stress of social media and work. Easier said than done, this frees you from endless scrolling down a newsfeed and gives you time to look around at this beautiful world, enjoy time with friends and family and maybe try some more eco-friendly activities.
If you have a large expanse of time, find somewhere you can volunteer!