Today’s society makes it much more acceptable for families to take an eco-friendly path in life. Additionally there are a lot more resources available to families today who want to live more eco-friendly lives. This is a very positive change that should be embraced by any family who wants the best for each other. However, being eco-friendly is not always easy for families to adapt too. The cold weather of winter can make this issue even worse.
Finding forms of entertainment that are eco-friendly when it is too cold to go outside may seem limited. Families want to maintain their eco-friendly ways, but they don’t want to have to sacrifice the entertainment they love in the winter to do it. There are actually a lot of great ideas that families can use to stay entertained the eco-friendly way during the cold winter months. Here are a few eco-friendly ways to stay entertained this winter.
Have a Movie Night
Watching a movie does not necessarily do anything to help the environment, but it can reduce the waste that a family creates. Families can get Cox cable TV to have the best variety of channels and curl up on the couch under a warm blanket with a hot beverage, allowing them to turn down the heat in the home. Families can also set the stage by turning off the lights in the home to create a movie theater effect that saves energy.
Do Some Indoor Camping
It may too cold outside to do any camping, but that does not mean that the family cannot enjoy a little camping in the comfort of the home. Families can set up ‘tents’ and their sleeping bags inside and have an at-home camping getaway. This is a great way to relive summer memories and escape the cold, harsh winter for a little while as a family. Families can make s’mores in the fireplace and play all their traditional campfire games for a fun filled weekend.
Make Some New Reusable Items
Reusable items are a great way for families to reduce their waste and live for less each day. Families can use the wintertime to make more of these reusable items for them to use all year long. Families can make reusable bags, recycled bird feeders and even homemade greeting cards. These little crafts will be fun for the whole family and they create something the family can use for years to come.
Maintain an Indoor Garden
Just because snow is on the ground outside, does not mean that families cannot plant a garden. Families can make a small indoor garden with herbs and other plants that can survive well inside all year long. This idea can help families save money and have fresh herbs all year long. Each family member can have a task to complete each week to maintain the indoor garden and keep it growing throughout the wintertime. Families can look up what plants will survive best indoors and find a sunny spot in the home to keep the garden.