Welcome to the June 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Eco-Friendly Summer. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and Crunchy Farm Baby through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they are keeping their family eco-friendly during this summer season. Stop by all of the posts listed at the bottom of mine to get ideas on how your family can keep it safe and natural this summer.
After what seemed like an endless winter, summer has finally arrived! Finally we can put away our jackets and break out our swimsuits...and enjoy the outdoors and everything there is to offer! Summer also brings many great ways to become a little more eco-friendly. If you're looking for some easy ways to make your summer a little more green, check out the suggestions below:
- Pick Berries. We are lucky enough to have SEVERAL mulberry trees in our backyard. They are everywhere. Not only do they make a tasty, healthy snack...but it's also a fun activity to do with the kids! Stay tuned for more fun ideas to be done with mulberries!
- Walk. Obviously this isn't an option for everyone. Though we are close enough in theory to walk nearly anywhere we would want to go, I also have an almost seven year old with autism who WILL walk into traffic and busy main roads that do not have sidewalks...so unfortunately we cannot walk as often as we'd like. When we lived in California, we walked everywhere- the library, the park...even the ocean. If you CAN, it's a great way to enjoy a little sun and stay in shape too.
How do you keep your summer green? Are you a gardener? Do you can your own foods? Any favorite eco-friendly kids' outdoor toys? I'd love to hear ALL about it!!Visit Happy Mothering and Crunchy Farm Baby to learn more about participating in next month’s Natural Living Blog Carnival! Please take some time to enjoy the posts our other carnival participants have contributed: