Blog

Going Green: Braving the Great Outdoors in the Summer Heat

By:

Happy Green Tuesday!  Though the heat makes it tough to want to hang outside for too long, summers always make me think of picnics!  Below are some ideas on how to go Green while eating in the great outdoors! 

• Go local!  Look for in-season fruits and vegetables that are grown locally. 
• Try alternative transportation!  Look for a picnic destination that’s easy to get to by biking, walking, or using public transportation. Check out Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Trail Link database to discover new hiking, biking, and equestrian adventures that await you and your picnic basket.
• Pack it up! For food storage and leftovers, pack reusable containers.
• Go reusable!  Use cloth napkins and tablecloths for your outdoor fun.  A great tip from www.earthshare.com is to repurpose old bandanas and bed sheets that you don’t mind getting dirty.
• Don’t be trashy!  Remember to take your waste with you. Leftover picnic food in trashcans is often tempting to park animals. Bring an extra storage container for food waste and a tote bag for recycling. 

How do you live, work, and picnic Green?  Let us know by commenting below!

DING!  You are now free to be Green!