June 28, 2018
1. Ditch the car
Summer is the perfect time to start cycling. The weather is warmer and (hopefully) drier too! Try swapping one regular car journey for a bike or walk.
2. Reuse that water bottle
Staying hydrated gets a big tick in summer, obvs. So, instead of buying loads of plastic bottles (and then chucking them away), invest in a decent water bottle - and use it!
3. Host a veggie BBQ
Think BBQs are all about the undercooked-and-burned burgers? Think again. Branch out with a plant-based menu. Think halloumi kebabs, smokey courgettes, sweetcorn. You could try making your own veggie burgers.
4. Get a summer wardrobe that lasts
Buying a new summer wardrobe creates loads of waste and carbon emissions too. So buy stuff that’ll last for a few years, get browsing at charity shops and try repairing old clothes to give them a new lease of life.
5. Speak up about climate change
Join the national conversation about how climate change is affecting the things we love. 30 June - 8 July is Speak Up Week where individuals across the country will be talking to their MPs about climate change. See if there’s an event happening near you.
6. Try a staycation
One of the biggest impacts you can have on the planet is flying. But there are plenty of beautiful spots you can get to by train. Hop on a train for a city break in Edinburgh or Amsterdam, a walking holiday in the Lake District or the Pyrenees or a beach holiday in Devon or Montpellier.
This blog post was written by our climate activist pals over at 10:10.
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