Eco-Friendly Fun in the Sun: Summer Activities That Support Sustainability in Massachusetts
Jun. 15, 2023
Looking for fun, sustainable activities to enjoy this summer? Boston Solar is all about having a good time while protecting the planet, and we’ve rounded up some of the best fun and eco-friendly activities to enjoy this summer. Whether you’re looking for summer activities for kids, college students, or adults, you’re sure to find something the whole family will enjoy on this list!
1. Hit the Trails
Spending time outdoors enjoying nature is one of the best eco-friendly holiday activities. It’s also a great reminder of how beautiful the earth is and how much we have to lose if we don’t take action to protect it. There’s no shortage of hiking trails in New England, whether you’re looking for a leisurely nature stroll or a challenging climb. Check out our favorite hikes and trails in Massachusetts for some inspiration!
2. Start a Vegetable Garden
Want to use less plastic and eat more organic vegetables? Start by growing your own food in a summer vegetable garden. Tons of fruits and vegetables can be grown in New England during the summer, from tomatoes and cucumbers to watermelon and squash. If you really want to dive in, dig a plot in your backyard, or start small with a few potted containers. This activity will keep you busy all summer, and you’ll have something to look forward to when it comes time to harvest your crop.
3. Catch a Game at Fenway
Summer and baseball are a match made in heaven! And now, catching a game is good for the planet! Fenway Park has adopted several green technologies, including solar thermal panels and LED lighting to help keep the park sustainable. MGM Music Hall at Fenway has also gone green with a rooftop solar panel system installed by Boston Solar. The Red Sox and Fenway Park are doing their part for the environment and we are proud to be a Proud Partner of the Boston Red Sox.
4. Volunteer for a Local Park Cleanup
Keeping our local parks clean is a great way to be sustainable in the summer while enjoying time outdoors. There are often park cleanups happening at various local parks and lakes. Check out Keep America Beautiful to find a cleanup in your area. If you can’t find one, organize your own!
5. Go Green at Home with a Solar Panel Installation
Electricity production is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. You can do your part to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by installing residential solar panels and battery storage at your home.
Scheduling a solar consultation is a productive summer activity that could lead to considerable benefits for your home. Boston Solar has been empowering New England for more than 11 years and has installed over 5,000 solar panel systems. We are committed to creating a cleaner, more sustainable planet by helping homeowners and businesses switch to clean, renewable solar energy.
Switch to clean solar energy this summer! Call 617-858-1645 or contact us to schedule a free consultation.