5 ways to have an eco-friendly weekend

Welcome to our August newsletter! We are on the cusp of a new season so it’s the perfect time to do a deep clean or declutter at home and look at ways you can streamline your routine to make it more eco-friendly. Recently on the blog, we shared some great ideas on how to make your laundry plastic-free, from choosing a sustainable laundry basket to making your own washing powder. 
If you have furry friends, then you’ll love our suggestions for 10 ways to be an eco-friendly and sustainable pet owner. From food to bedding, toys to grooming, there are many ways to reduce plastic and make more sustainable choices for your pet. 
Plan an eco-friendly weekend
Whether you’re heading into spring or autumn in your part of the world, this time of year is great for getting outside and enjoying nature. Here are some easy and cost-effective ways to have a fun, healthy and eco-friendly weekend. Enjoy! 
1 - Go for a hike and take a picnic
 Spend some time outdoors and connect with nature by going on a hike in a nearby park or nature reserve. Pack a reusable picnic set with homemade snacks, sandwiches and refreshments to avoid single-use plastics and wasteful packaging.
2 - Get involved with a community clean-up
Organize or participate in a community clean-up event in your neighborhood, local park or beach. Get some friends and family together to pick up litter and ensure your locale stays clean and beautiful.
3 - Try making a vegetarian or vegan dish
Reducing your intake of meat can help reduce your impact on the environment, so preparing and enjoying a new vegetarian or vegan meal can be a fun and impactful way to reduce your footprint.

4 - Go for a cycle or walk instead of driving
If your weekend plans involve short trips to nearby places, consider cycling or walking instead of driving. This will not only reduce your carbon footprint but also allow you to enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise.

5 - Get creative with upcycling
Use old clothes, containers, or other materials to create something new and useful. Upcycling reduces waste and helps you find unique and sustainable alternatives to purchasing new items. This is a great activity to try with kids too. Try these Six crafty ways to re-use toilet paper rolls.

“There is no Wi-Fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection" 
Ralph Smart 

Thanks for keeping our oceans clean and forests green!
Pure Planet Club Team