6 Electricity-Free Activities for Summer Fun

6 Electricity-Free Activities for Summer Fun

In this blog post, we’ll explore six activities that will help you conserve energy, reduce your carbon footprint, and embrace the spirit of summer!

Summer is a time for warm weather, relaxation, and outdoor fun, but it can also bring an increase in energy use and higher bills. Peak energy demand usually falls during the summer hours of 4−9 p.m. During these peak hours, electricity costs rise and we’re more likely to rely on power from polluting fossil fuel plants. Save on your bill and contribute to a cleaner energy future by filling 4−9 p.m. with electricity-free fun!

1. Eat outside

Pre cook your meals before 4 p.m. and eat in your yard or a nearby park to take advantage of the warm weather and extended daylight hours.

2. Play outdoor sports and games

Get active and enjoy some friendly outdoor competition. Organize a soccer or frisbee match at a nearby park or play a classic yard game like corn hole. In addition to saving electricity, you’ll also create lasting memories with your family or friends.

3. Visit a museum.

Explore history, art, science, or cultural heritage at one of the many renowned museums that the Bay Area has to offer. Museums provide a wealth of knowledge and experiences that can be enjoyed without relying on electricity.

4. Cook a no-energy meal.

Enjoy fresh, seasonal ingredients with a delicious no-energy dinner like a salad or fresh spring rolls. With energy-conscious cooking, you can keep your kitchen cool, reduce your energy bill, and shrink your carbon footprint. Check out our energy-efficient cooking guide for inspiration.

5. Explore with a nature walk or bike ride.

Explore the local trails and scenic spots in your neighborhood with a walk or bike ride. Being in nature provides valuable time to unplug from technology and the fast-paced digital world, promoting reflection, relaxation, and mental clarity. You might stumble upon a hidden natural gem right at your doorstep.

6. Give back to your community.

Make a positive impact on your community by engaging in volunteer work. Clean up a park, organize a food drive, or participate in a community garden. When you set aside time to give back from 4−9 p.m., you’ll be doubling your community impact by conserving energy during peak hours.

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