Are you always the one from your circle who is slightly more conscious about the environment? You not only have fun doing your bit for the natural world but also find it truly fulfilling. Yet, it’s always a difficult task for you to explain to your not-so-eco-conscious folks this feeling of satisfaction. But, what if we tell you that there are more eco-conscious people like yourself that you can legit hang out with?
Team up with like-minded individuals that believe in making the planet a better place for the future generation and having a lot of fun in doing so.
We’ve listed down 5 super-fun events that you should be a part of if you’re eco-conscious:
1. Treks without plastic trails
Are you an avid trekker? An explorer who loves challenges and looks for opportunities to tread on difficult paths? Here’s an added challenge for you. The next time you set on a trek, bring back with you all the plastic waste you see along the way. Imagine how beautiful the journey becomes for others trekking on the same path. There’s no better way to spend a weekend than trekking in the green mountains. Sign up for a trek or organize one because a little consciousness can make the world a better place to live in.
2. Love socializing? – Beach please!
Are you a social butterfly? Do you love networking and meeting new people? Beach clean-ups could be your calling. In Mumbai itself, many such activities are organised weekly, with volunteers turning out in huge numbers. Attended by people of all age groups, these clean ups have given the Mumbai beaches a facelift and restored its beauty in entirety. If you don’t find a beach clean-up being organized in your area, take up the initiative and plan one. Use social media to spread the word. You’d be surprised by the participation.
3. Paint the town red CLEAN!
The idea is simple; if a public place is aesthetically pleasing people would think twice before tampering with it. Hence, several NGOs and volunteers decided to use art to preserve the beauty of these public spaces. You need not be an artist to be a part of this colourful event. All you have to do is work as a team and paint your thoughts- on roadside walls and/or inside train stations. The purpose of this initiative is to beautify the walls and surroundings so that passers by do not feel like littering, spitting or sticking flyers on them.
So put on your creative caps and get painting for a clean & green city.
4. Plant to reap rewards
Tired of trying to explain to your folks that climate change is for real? Take matters in your own hands to combat it along with a group that shares the same thoughts. Participate in plantation drives happening in your city! Getting your hands dirty, learning about nature and interacting with equally eco-conscious individuals on a Sunday is bound to uplift your spirits for the week to follow. Look out for one happening in your area or plan one using the power of social networking sites. Dig. Sow. Repeat!
5. Trash to treasure
If you are eco-conscious, creative and you know it clap your hands! Sign up for one of the many art & craft workshops that teach you to make amazing DIY things from waste. There’s nothing like recycling trash and turning it into something functional & beautiful. You can also YouTube a few DIYs and organize a weekend dedicated just to create awesomeness!
As quoted by Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Keep listening to your eco conscience and doing your bit. Small initiatives from you and a group of like-minded people can make a big difference to the world.
If you’re already a part of these eco-conscious events then share your experience with us in the comments below. And, if you aren’t then now is a great time to participate in one.