Whether you spell it with a ‘u’ or not, Labour/Labor Day in Canada and the U.S. is celebrated in much the same way – with family and friends marking the end of summer with outdoor festivities. All summer long, we’ve been dishing out tips on this blog for keeping different aspects of your summer life green, and Labor Day is the perfect excuse to put all of that eco-information into practice.
Here are five of our favorite eco-friendly summer tips and tricks to employ so that you’re soon enjoying a very green Labor Day weekend.
- Grill Greenly: Barbecuing on Labor Day is probably the most typical of traditions. It can also equate to small environmental disaster. Take a few grilling tips from our July post on Green Grilling, making sure your food, the grill, your plates, cups, flatware and napkins are eco-friendly and that you take the time to clean up responsibly.
- Partake in a Picnic: Let’s face it – winter is on its way and there isn’t much time left to dine al fresco before colder temperatures arrive. Enjoy the end of summer and check out our picnic post which tells you how to keep bugs at bay, carry wine bottles, eat local foods and tote your treats without causing environmental harm.
- Hit the Road: If you’d prefer to spend the last unofficial weekend of summer getting out of town, prepare for your vacay with our post on green road trips. We recommend planning each stage of the route you plan to take, packing the bare minimum, driving an energy-efficient car and snacking on organic eats.
- Clean House: Okay, so this is generally more of a springtime activity, but any change in seasons is a good reason to deep clean your abode. Donate old clothes, clean your oven, disinfect your mattress and clean your carpets using non-harmful products such as vinegar and baking soda.
- Exercise Outdoors: This Labor Day, boost your mental well-being, up your intake of Vitamin D, save on energy and stretch a little further after reading our post on why doing outdoor yoga is an eco-healthy option.
Cheers to a fabulously fun, green Labour/Labor Day! For more environmentally friendly tips and ideas you can put to use throughout the year, stay connected to the Just Energy blog and make sure to like Just Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!