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Things may be starting to open back up, but officials are still recommending everyone to social distance and quarantine as much as possible. This is a good time to learn about sustainable lifestyles from home. These are great for placing your energy into something good for yourself and the planet, while also relieving any stress or anxiety you might have during these times of uncertainty. Here are some eco-friendly activities to do in quarantine.
1. Learn something new
Use this time to be productive and keep your brain stimulated while learning about the planet. Read books, listen to podcasts, or watch documentaries all about the environment! Maybe look into trying more sustainable meals and learning how to cook vegetarian and vegan foods. You can also join our sustainability webinars and register here. We discuss global sustainable issues, solutions, and offer teaching tips and lesson plans!
2. Declutter and redecorate
Quarantine is giving everyone plenty of time to declutter, organize and maybe even redecorate living spaces! Start with one room or small area, and continue to clean little by little each day. Declutter your closet and donate clothes you don’t use, so they can be reused by someone else. Amp up your office with eco-friendly paper and other desk supplies. Add plants around your home to bring more greenery and bring more life into your space. And finally, think of more ways you can reduce your waste and reuse more!
3. Create a recycled DIY project
Extra time means more time to be creative! Check around your home if there is anything you would like to use for a new DIY project. You could turn an old t-shirt into a reusable bag for groceries or vacations. Turn glass or plastic containers into a new home for plants. There are endless sustainable DIY projects you can do!
4. Start a garden
You might have some extra space in your backyard that you should probably brighten up. Start a vegetable or flower garden and plant whatever you’d like! Be sure that you don’t plant any invasive plant species, which can be very damaging to the environment. If you don’t have too much space, you can also grow herbs in small pots or reusable containers like glass jars and tin cans
5. Do a green switch
Make your lifestyle more eco-friendly by switching to greener practices. An easy change would be to start using Ecosia, which is a search engine that plants trees. Spend the time to look for a more sustainable electricity and gas provider. With more time on your hands, you don’t have an excuse to put off these green changes!