At Cariloha, we’re all about living a comfier, more sustainable lifestyle. We strive to make a positive difference for people and the planet by neutralizing our carbon footprint.
Being more environmentally conscious during these warm summer months not only gets you outside enjoying the weather, but it also benefits and supports our beautiful planet.
To guide your way, we’ve put together some helpful ideas that will let you enjoy some fun summer activities while being earth-friendly at the same time.
Crafts are a creative way to keep you and your kids entertained, especially during the summer months when school’s out. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
– Grab those empty toilet paper rolls and make some binoculars to search for buried treasure. Or, stack them together to build castles and towers. Or, feed the little birds in the backyard by turning toilet or paper towel rolls into small bird feeders.
– Most of us have old, unwanted papers lying around that will likely end up in the trash. Instead of landfills, use the paper to learn a new skill, like origami. Fold the paper into cranes, frogs, flowers, and other beautiful creations.
– Need to break down and dispose of any spare boxes? Instead, turn the boxes into race cars, spaceships, forts, trains, or clubhouses. Use your imagination and have fun with the boxes before recycling them.
Your crafts can go as far as your imagination can travel.
Explore the Outdoors
Nothing says summer like getting outside and enjoying all that warm, refreshing sunshine – just remember, depending on how long you’re out there, to be prepared.
Bring enough water to stay hydrated and wear comfortable, breathable clothing to stay cooler in hotter temperatures.
Enjoy a hike wearing bamboo apparel – shirt, underwear, socks, etc. Cariloha apparel is made from soft, sustainable bamboo viscose, a lightweight, breathable fabric that’s moisture wicking, odor resistant, and naturally cooler than cotton .
While outdoors – remember – if you brought it with you, it needs to leave with you. Getting outside is about enjoying our beautiful planet, and we all need to do our part to take care of it.
Lend a helping hand while you’re outside and bring a small trash bag with you to pick up any litter you may see along the way. A little clean up, by each of us, goes a long way.
Organize a Clean-Up
Cleaning up your community is always more fun when you work together. Volunteer with a friend or family member at a local civic or volunteer organization and then head out to the beach, walk some trails or visit a local park that could use a little TLC.
Get everyone involved! Talk with your community, a local church, or create a social media page to get the information out to whomever might want to join.
It doesn’t have to be some spectacle. It can be as simple as getting some friends together to pick up litter while you’re out on a walk.
Shop Local & Eco-Friendly Companies
Visit and support a local farm or find a farmers market to enjoy organic fresh-tasting produce. When you shop locally, you’re giving back and investing in your community, and nothing says community like helping your neighbor.
You also reduce your carbon footprint, as a farmers market requires less traveling for everyone, which means less carbon emissions.
Summer can also mean special-event shopping with super summer deals and promotions. Shop from eco-friendly companies like Cariloha, where everything is made from soft, sustainable bamboo viscose. It’s our mission to be better as a company for you and the environment. By supporting us today, you’re supporting a better home for future generations tomorrow.
Wherever your adventures take you this summer, remember this – every effort, big or small, can make the world a better place.
What are some of your fun plans this summer? Let us know in the comments.