How to squeeze eco-adventures into your weekly routine

Welcome to our February newsletter! Most of us are back in our regular routines and our next holidays might be a little way off. To make the most of these quieter months of the year, try embracing the 5-9 – that is, those precious hours after work or school and before bedtime.
During the week, it’s easy to let those hours slip by in a haze of dinners, more work or study, or TV. Even carving out one evening a week to create memories with micro-adventures can have a huge difference to your wellbeing and contribute to a healthier planet. Explore our curated list of eco-friendly mini adventures, designed to fit into your schedule from 5-9pm.
1 - Go for a sunset stroll
Enjoy the beauty of nature with an evening stroll in your local park, forest or beach. Witness breathtaking sunsets while connecting with the environment. Pack a flask of tea or hot chocolate to make it extra special.

couple walking on beach
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2- Get on your bike
Bike rides with friends and family are always fun but you don’t need to wait until the weekend to plan one. Opt for a two-wheeled adventure to reduce your carbon footprint and discover hidden gems in your city or town that you might miss during the day.
3 - Pack a picnic
Embrace the outdoors with friends or family in a nearby green space by packing a sustainable picnic using reusable containers and utensils for an early, no-fuss dinner.

picnic set up
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4 - Try an outdoor fitness class
Attend a sunset yoga or fitness class in a nearby park and rejuvenate your body and mind while surrounded by nature.
5 - Go star gazing
Head to a stargazing event organised by your local astronomy club or see if there is an observatory near you. Connect with the cosmos and learn more about the night sky.

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6 - Check out the night markets
Most cities have night food or farmers markets at certain times of the year. Support your local farmers or providores while enjoying a fun shopping or dining experience.
You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”— Jane Goodall.