How to have a more environmentally friendly summer
Summer means warmth, eating ice cream and, not least, summer holidays. But it also means outdoor fun and experiences in nature. During this time, we become particularly aware of all the beautiful nature we are surrounded by, which also makes us want to take extra good care of it.
Would you like a more environmentally friendly summer? So read along here, where we offer good advice on how to have a more environmentally friendly summer that gives you and the environment a breather.
Put your winter clothes away and find your summer clothes again.
Summer often offers warm weather, which gives plenty of opportunity to pack away the winter clothes and find the summer clothes. The good thing about packing away the clothes that don't fit the current season is that we often "forget" what we have, and we therefore get a pleasant surprise when we find it again, which can help minimize the feeling of having to go out and buy new clothes for the season. This can help us to emit less, which we all know is better for the environment.
Keep your holiday at home in Denmark
Most of us associate summer holidays with travel, and we want to go to an exotic place with lots of sun and heat. Unfortunately, air travel is extremely bad for the environment, as planes emit a lot of CO2. You can therefore advantageously consider taking a holiday in Denmark instead, which will reduce your climate footprint.
Denmark may be a small country, but nothing is better than a good Danish summer. Why travel so far when you can go on an experience in lovely Denmark, and see what our fantastic little country can offer in terms of lovely summer and nature experiences.
Replace the car with the bicycle
When it is summer, the weather is often warm and hot. You can therefore leave the car at home and jump on the bike instead. Taking the bicycle instead of the car is both cheaper, healthier and more environmentally friendly than taking the car. The good thing is that you can enjoy the weather while cycling, and the environment will thank you for it.
Protect yourself from the sun's rays
Summer means sun and heat. It is therefore important to remember to protect yourself from the sun's rays. The best way to protect yourself from the sun is to use a sunscreen. Unfortunately, not all sunscreens are good for the environment, and several contain non-environmentally friendly substances that can be both harmful to your health and to nature. If you want to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, and at the same time be good for the environment, then you should consider buying an environmentally friendly sunscreen.
Try a pair of sustainable sunglasses.
Sunglasses are both good for eyesight in the summer and protect the eye against UV radiation. Unfortunately, most sunglasses are made of plastic, which unfortunately is not very environmentally friendly. Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly alternatives out there. Many manufacturers have started making sunglasses from either recycled plastic or wood. You can thus protect your eyes from the sun with peace of mind and at the same time protect the environment from unnecessary plastic.
Bring a reusable water bottle.
When it's hot outside, it's important to stay hydrated. You must therefore ensure that you drink plenty of water in the summer heat. However, you should avoid buying water bottles in the shops, as these are made with single-use plastic. Plastic is bad for the environment, as it cannot be broken down and unfortunately often ends up in our world's oceans, where it can harm marine life.
We therefore recommend that you buy a reusable water bottle that you can always take with you and simply fill with new water. The good thing about these reusable water bottles is that they can often keep the liquid cool for several hours.
Do you need a practical bag for this summer? We at Naturam have a large selection of sustainable designer bags and backpacks from KIWEE, which support free movement and life on the go. Perfect for the active summer days! You can find our selection here: