Caravan Club gives tips on living green this spring
The Caravan Club lists outdoor exercise as one way to go green this spring
Friday, 13, Apr 2012 09:38
by Tom Lowenstein
With spring upon us and summer closing in, it is the perfect time of year to start thinking about a greener way of living and the Caravan Club has offered some great tips.
Outdoors exercise, eating fresh, local produce and composting your food waste are the Club's top three ways to cut our carbon footprint and help preserve the natural environment that make caravan holidays so enjoyable.
According to the Club, spring is the best time to get a sweat on outdoors, whether its running, cycling, working out or just walking. It's great for health and fitness, costs nothing and doesn't waste energy driving to the gym or using treadmills.
"Experts also believe that exercising in the natural light can improve vitamin D and serotonin levels, which in turn can boost your mood and even help you to lose weight," the Club says.
Seasonal, local produce is very big at the moment, but there is a reason for that.
Visiting farmers markets is not only fun and interesting; it also helps support the local economy and is much better for the environment than buying asparagus that have been on a plane from Peru.
And once you've eaten all of your delicious locally grown fruit and vegetables, don't forget to compost your waste - great for the environment on so many levels.
As well as cutting waste going to landfill, it also generates free compost to feed gardens.