Fall is just around the corner and taking part in earth-friendly activities is the perfect way to celebrate the season. In this edition of The Good Lane Journal, we're excited to share a variety of sustainable activities that align with the spirit of autumn. From mindful walks to cozy gatherings, here's how you can make the most of this season while being kind to our planet.
1. Nature Walks and Hiking Adventures
Fall presents a splendid opportunity to immerse ourselves in nature's beauty. You don’t have to go far to take in the beautiful colors of the change in season. Grab your eco-friendly water bottle, reusable snack containers, and set off for a hike or a simple nature walk. Revel in the crisp air, the sound of rustling leaves, and the breathtaking colors that surround you.
2. Sustainable Harvest and Foraging
Explore local farms or join community harvesting events where you can gather fresh produce for the season. Connect with local farmers, understand their sustainable practices, and appreciate the journey from farm to table. It's a delightful way to support local agriculture and relish the flavors of fall.
3. DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte and Fall Recipes
Indulge in the quintessential taste of Fall by creating your own pumpkin spice latte using ethically sourced ingredients. Need a tea suggestion? Tega Tea is a Fair Trade organic tea company based out of Mission, BC, Canada - we featured their cranberry tea in a past Holiday Box and can confirm their blends taste amazing! Even better, they contribute 10% of annual net profit to wildlife conservation.
4. Eco-Friendly Crafting and Upcycling
Get crafty this fall by upcycling old clothes, creating DIY fall decorations, or making reusable cloth napkins. Crafting is not only a therapeutic and enjoyable activity, but it also helps reduce waste and gives new life to items that might have otherwise been discarded.
5. Biking and Eco-Friendly Commuting
The snow hasn’t arrived yet (hopefully!). Opt for biking or walking to your destinations, embracing the crisp autumn breeze. Not only is this a sustainable way to travel, but it also allows you to truly experience the changing seasons and connect with your community.
6. Fall Gardening and Planting
Fall is a wonderful time to plant native trees, shrubs, and flowers that will thrive in the upcoming seasons. Establish your very own fall garden and contribute to a healthier ecosystem in your area.
7. Swap and Share Events
Host or participate in a neighbourhood swap or share event where people can exchange clothes, books, or household items. It's a fantastic way to minimize waste and declutter while finding new treasures.
8. Make your own Halloween Costume
The Fall season also means Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by creating your own unique costume sustainably? Instead of purchasing a ready-made costume that often ends up in the landfill after one use, consider visiting a thrift store or swap costumes with friends and family.
As we step into the heart of Fall,we encourage you to make sustainable choices that nurture both your soul and the environment. And remember small changes count!