Summer bucket lists are a great way to map out all of the things you want to accomplish. The activities on your list may be as complex as building a treehouse for your kids, or as simple as enjoying a day by the pool. Below you can find items to add to your bucket list that aren't only fun, they are also environmentally friendly.
Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, friends and family. Not to mention, there are many earth-friendly activities you can enjoy while camping: kayaking, star gazing, hiking, bird watching, swimming and more!
Plant a garden
The best thing about planting a garden is that you get to pick what you plant. If you find yourself throwing away an abundance of fruit containers, you could grow fruit plants.
Here are some great tips for backyard composting, which uses food waste to provide nutrients for your garden.
Take a break from technology
Try turning off your smartphone, tablet and computer for a day. You'll be amazed at how many other things you can accomplish - like the remainder of your bucket list!
Host a green barbecue
Invite your friends and family over for a green barbecue. Instead of using paper plates and plastic silverware, try using reusable plastic dishware. When you're finished using it, you can wash it and reuse it for your next barbecue. Also, encourage your guests to bring their own reusable water bottles to reduce the use of plastic cups and bottles.
Build a birdhouse
Do something nice for your animal friends this summer and build a birdhouse. You can challenge yourself by building a birdhouse palace, or involve the kids by making one out of recycled toilet paper rolls, peanut butter and bird seed.
Check out more DIY recycling and craft ideas on our Pinterest page!
Going green doesn't mean skipping out on your favorite outdoor activities. Enjoy your summer.
About the Author: Megan Chadwick is the summer 2015 corporate communications intern at Rumpke.