(NC) There are plenty of fun, eco-friendly activities that the whole family can enjoy this fall. Here are some great – and green – ideas.
Explore the great outdoors
Fall is great weather for hiking, and the changing leaves make a great background for family portraits. To keep the kids engaged, play a fun game like “I spy – nature edition” or see what they can find on a scavenger hunt.
With 37 national parks and 10 national park reserves in Canada, as well as many provincial parks and local nature reserves to explore, nature isn’t far from your doorstep. Don’t forget to leave only footprints behind.
Plan a family game night
Stay warm on a cool fall evening with a fun-filled family game night. Pour some mugs of hot chocolate or warm apple cider and pick a game you all love. Get creative without creating waste – there are many family-friendly options like Charades, Spoons or Apples to Apples.
Visit a pumpkin patch or a local farm Pumpkin patches and local farms are great for day trips and the perfect spots to find fresh seasonal produce and treats. There are plenty of ways to ensure your pumpkin carving is eco-friendly and low-waste – toast the pumpkin seeds for a yummy snack, and if desired, save the body of the pumpkin for future meals or desserts and compost any left-over pieces.
Make a seasonal recipe
From warm soups and stews to pastas and casseroles, cozy recipe options are endless, and a great way to use up vegetables and leftovers. When grocery shopping for additional ingredients, look for a carbon zero logo on food packaging. This can help you identify companies that are prioritizing eco-friendly initiatives.