Nature-Friendly activities have become replete in magazines and newspapers as more and more people become aware of their impact on the environment. However, businesses are playing a major part in this process. But individually we can also contribute our quota. How? In our leisure time with simple activities.
Because of this, we have done the research in our communities and scoured the internet to find you 15 of the most popular Eco Friendly hobbies that can help you impact your environment positively.
Let’s dive in and go Green! Also, remember the Earth Loves You.
Use these Eco-friendly quotes to keep yourself focused on these ideals.
Environmentally-Friendly Hobbies for Everyone
Most of us travel all the time. However, not every mode of transportation is environmentally friendly. One especially is airplanes. It is ridiculously harsh to the environment and if possible, must be avoided.
If you want to go green with transportation, look at the way of electric cars which are more environmentally friendly than their petroleum-based counterparts. Nature will thank you for it.
Get Into Organic Gardening
Gardening or specifically organic gardening is a very sure way to go green on the environment. It is a healthy hobby because eco-friendly products are used.
On the other hand, it provides an opportunity to exercise, eat healthily and create a healthy environment.
Gardening organically is very healthy for the environment as more and more people engage in it. The air is improved and so does the environment in general.
Hiking is one of the healthiest and most Eco-Friendly hobbies on the planet. Due to constant exploring of nature, you become more aware of the environment, how important it is, and therefore your urge to protect it. Regular hiking means constant movement hence the constant exercise of the body and mind.
Also, during hiking, be sure to properly dispose of your plastic bottles and other garbage you have.
Cycling for fun
Just like hiking, cycling provides you with the opportunity to engage with nature more and exercise very often.
However, the more you cycle, the less you depend on vehicles for transportation. This is your own small way of contributing to safeguarding the environment from negative fumes from public transport.
So, cycle more, grow healthier and go Green.
Volunteering with Green Organizations
Be sure to check because there are a number of green organizations or charities in your community. You can join them in their activities, and contribute to and protect the environment.
Create your own group if finding one still proves elusive.
However, volunteering is not just an activity but a hobby for making new friends and strengthening your relationships with others as well.
Making and building Eco-bricks as a hobby is also a great way to contribute to the environment positively. Using plastic bottles for single-use helps to reduce the amount of plastic waste discarded into nature. It is a simple and efficient strategy to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in your environment.
Start creating Eco-bricks and building furniture and buildings cost-effectively and nature friendly.
Use this free YouTube Video Tutorial to educate yourself on the fundamentals.
Become a Beekeeper
Bees are essential to the well-being of the environment. They supply us with honey which is very important to us as a source of food and medicine. If that interests you, take it up as a hobby.
So, pick up this hobby and help increase their numbers all over the world. Remember, they pollinate flowers as well so their work is extremely important for us and the environment.
However, it may prove dangerous if you’re completely new to it.
To learn more, use this simple step-by-step course on Beekeeping.
Start a Blog on Environmental sustainability issues
Another great Eco-Friendly hobby you can use is to start a blog and write about environmental issues. With your blog, you can help create this awareness in people’s minds which can help them affect their environment positively.
The great part of this hobby is you can earn money from it either through Google AdSense or affiliate programs.
Start a YouTube Channel on Environmental sustainability issues
If you’re a more sociable person and love being on camera, YouTube is the way for you. You can vlog your views and strategies to help people improve how they impact the environment.
Our environment is replete with environmental issues. You will not run out of topics to talk about.
Just like blogging, YouTube can be a very lucrative hobby for you. You can earn some extra cash on the side all in your leisure time.
Are you closer to a beach? If so, join groups to help eliminate garbage piling up at the beach. This hobby is very much healthy because of the exercise and will also help create awareness of people’s negligence during beach visits. This will help drastically reduce the negative impact on the environment.
Positively, this change in attitude will help protect marine life in the ocean and safeguard their environment as well.
Just like beach cleanups, cleaning our rivers and riding them of garbage and other dangerous items contributes to protecting and sustaining the environment.
Therefore, Organize, participate and help clean up and keep our environment safe and healthy for us all.
Collect materials for Recycling
Collecting materials for recycling can go side by side with beach and river cleanups. During those clean-ups, plastics, bottles, and other types of waste must be separated from each other, providing an opportunity to recycle what needs to be recycled.
Recycling offers an opportunity to make a little bit of cash on the side while you save the environment.
Make Your Own Paper
Start making your own paper by pulping numerous disposed papers together. It helps to reduce their negative effects on the environment.
Recycling paper into gift cards and other accessories is also another way of taking up this hobby.
Repair more and reduce spending on new items
Repairing your own broken items and machines is an effective way to protect the environment. Instead of buying new ones and throwing away the old ones, repair them. You can learn by practice, each one providing you with the opportunity to save nature.
There are thousands of free resources online on how to repair almost anything. One popular one is YouTube. There are millions of DIY videos that will take step-step to repair your phones, personal computers, and almost anything. Articles from tech sites also provide you with written instruction and visual aids demonstrating each step of the process. With perseverance, you will be repairing your own products in no time.
Repairing and handling the hardware of machines is one component of the process. The software side is something you can also learn to safeguard the environment.
Create Environmentally friendly apps
If hardware isn’t your take, maybe Software development could be a path for you to contribute your quota to saving the environment.
If you are already a software engineer or programmer, use these skills so you can create apps. If not, you can take it on as a hobby and learn to build applications. This can be geared towards increasing people’s awareness of their impact on the environment and ways or strategies they can use to reduce that.
An example of such an app is called Refill. It provides people with directions they can use to refill their bottles which helps reduce the use of plastic bottles. This is because they get to use it more than once before discarding it.
Also, Check this list of hobbies for programmers sure to keep you leveled up.
To sum it all up, these hobbies can help you to contribute your quota to the environment so have fun doing it and create a sustainable world for all of us.
Choose which hobby fits your interest, pick it up and nurture it. And remember, you can choose a couple of them and learn at the same time.
ECO TIP: No matter the hobby you choose, have the interest of the environment at heart and you will be okay.