Spring has finally arrived in Boston. We've shed our winter coats, the flowers are blooming, and we’re starting to schedule our summer beach trips. Boston comes alive during the warmer months with the excitement of the Red Sox, summer concerts, and festivals - there is always something to do. If you're interested in enjoying Boston during the warmer months, but want to choose more eco-friendly activities we've got you covered.
1. Visit a Farmer's Market
Farmer’s markets are popping up all around Boston and the suburbs. By purchasing produce from a farmer’s market, you are supporting a local business which helps to support the local community. Even better, the produce traveled a shorter distance than food you typically purchase at the grocery store cutting down on your carbon footprint. Don’t forget to bring your own reusable bag to bring home all the fresh veggies and fruit you buy!
2. Dine at a Vegan Restaurant
Boston is becoming more veg-friendly, with the opening of a new veg restaurant every 6 months. Eating a vegan meal saves water by the gallons, grain, and cuts down on Co2 emissions, a total win-win! Whole Heart Provisions, Veggie Galaxy, and True Bistro are great Boston veg-centric restaurants worth checking out.
3. Picnic on Boston Common
Pack up your favorite sandwich, snacks, and hop on the subway with your friends to enjoy a day picnic on the common. It’s a great way to soak in some vitamin-D, save money, and explore without a car. Total bonus if you pack your lunch using reusable containers to cut down on waste.
These are just a few fun, eco-friendly ideas you can do to enjoy the warmer weather in Boston!
This post is by Amanda Shea, one of Boston Green Blog's newest contributors! Learn more about Anna and the rest of the teamhere.