Protecting the Environment While Exploring the Outdoors
Exploring the outdoors can be intriguing for many, but for many environmental conservation is not at the top of their minds. Every person that spends time exploring and enjoying the outdoor world has a responsibility to preserve and protect it. As travelers we need to make every effort to preserve and protect the world, we are so enthralled to explore.
1.) Bring a reusable water bottle
Water is essential when hiking and participating in strenuous outdoor activities but bringing (and leaving behind) plastic water bottles can be harmful to the environment, ocean, and wildlife. Bringing a reusable water bottle can meet your hydration needs and help preserve the environment.
2.) If you see trash, pick it up!
If you see trash lining the trails don’t be afraid to take one for the team and pick it up. If you are visiting a beach and see trash lining the sand, pick it up! While it is not your fault/your trash, picking it up can do wonders for the environment and the wildlife. Bring a pair of gloves (reusable) and help keep the environment clean so that we can continue to enjoy the natural world.
3.) Keep Your Fires Small
While having a fire while camping can be enjoyable, they can be very dangerous and harmful to the environment. Keep them small and manageable and start them only in designated areas. Always be sure to check for any location specific restrictions or bans.
4.) Ditch single use items
Use biodegradable items to avoid leaving behind substances and chemicals that can be damaging to the environment (such as toothpaste, soap, and toilet paper).
5.) Be mindful of what you burn
If you must have a fire, be careful of what you are burning, stick to dry wood//branches. Do not burn aluminum cans or other trash that may release harmful chemicals/pollutants into the environment.
6.) Replace commonly used items with natural products
Avoid the use of lotions, suntan oils, and make-up that can pollute the water sources. Replace commonly used items such as bug repellent with natural products, such as lemon eucalyptus. Do some research and find natural replacements for potentially harmful items.
At the EcoFairy, our goal is to help you build a more sustainable life by offering you a line of reusable products. We offer products that last and that will help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.
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