If a staycation is the name of your game, nuzzle-up to these environmentally friendly ideas at home.
Not everyone will be hitting the road to take a destination vacation this summer. Perhaps you're keeping it local or staying in and creating some vacay magic in the comforts of home. Utilize the tips below to make a positive environmental impact at home.
Choose Eco-Friendly Transportation - If you are venturing out to visit local attractions, parks, museums, or libraries, consider walking or riding bikes if your destination is nearby. If you're going a farther distance, consider public transportation options or carpooling with friends or family.
Irrigate Responsibly - Staying home may give way to finally getting around to yard work. When watering your yard, try watering less frequently and/or at night to prevent rapid water evaporation during hot summer days. You may also consider incorporating plant species that are native to Texas, which require less water to thrive.
Visit Your Local Grower - Summer's a great time to visit the local farmers market! In addition to discovering some unique culinary delights, you may also observe how sustainable growing practices, such as using fewer herbicides and pesticides, can positively impact the environment and human health.
Compost At Home - Composting is a rewarding project the whole family can participate in! It teaches re-use and recycling habits and may promote the reduction of excess food consumption by helping us to be more mindful of food waste. Not to mention, you'll have a homemade, eco-friendly topsoil that you can use to grow produce!
Volunteer at a Local Clean-up - If you would like to venture out locally but also participate in a project that's both educational and environmentally beneficial, find a local clean-up through your Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate. It's a great opportunity to help keep Texas' air, land, and waterways clean!