Choose more sustainable free time

Is shopping or long distance traveling one of your main interest? Then perhaps it is time for you to find new hobbies and joys in life that are more kind to the planet, and your wallet. You don’t have to give up your adventurous side or push away your sense of fashion, you only need to find new ways to achieve these, and we know several ways of how.  

Travel and Adventure

Traveling is awesome, we agree! However as flying is pretty bad for the environment (an understatement), traveling far distances isn’t sustainable. Don’t get worried though, there are several ways you can travel without being unsustainable. Think about what it is you enjoy about traveling?

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Nature.

Maybe what you like with traveling is getting out of the office and your routines and just enjoy a new area, de-stressing and relaxing. Then maybe renting a cabin in the mountains or in the woods for a week is a good option. Going on hikes, fishing, camping and enjoying the quiet of the nature. 

Adventure.

Is it thrills of adventure, going into the unknown and getting high on the adrenaline? You can find this in Sweden and the closeby countries as well. Go kayaking in the wild streams, zip-lining and climbing in the woods, skiing in the mountains up north or even skydiving from a plane. 

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Culture.

Some love traveling because it allows them to experience new cultures and getting to know new people. The best way to actually do this is to go backpacking, travel by foot and train and avoid the touristy places. Volunteer at the places you arrive to and get to know locals and the people you are helping. You can get pretty far with enough time with bike and train, but you can also experience new cultures even here in Sweden. Visit Kiruna and get to know the indigenous Same people and their culture, it is a lot different from what you might think of the “normal” swedish culture. 

Relaxing.

You can also find luxurious vacation close by. Go to a spa and yoga retreat for a week and get spoiled by the massages, jacuzzis and meditation sessions.

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New experiences.

Lastly you might just urge for experiencing something new. Check out the facebook page “Utflyktstips i vårt fina Skåne” and get a bunch of different recommendations of nice things to do in the area. Go cycling dressin, sailing or timber rafting on the Klarälven river

Hikes

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There are many trails you can take around Skåne where skåneleden is the biggest one. Do you want to spend several days hiking than you can do skåneleden in one go, otherwise it’s possible to do parts of it. Close to Lund there is a place called Skrylle which has plenty of different tracks to take. We can also recommend Dalby, Söderåsen and Kullaberg. You can browse different tracks on Alltrails

Ceramic & Art

No need to buy new art material, you can join an art community instead and use their supplies for a small monthly charge. Why not make your own cups, bowls and decor for your home or just enjoy the relaxing impact creative work could give. 

Are you interested in opening an art exhibit with focus of sustainability? We would love to come and spread the word for you! Just contact us and we can see what we can do to help you make this happen.

Have a look at the art communities  available in Lund here

Urban gardening

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You don’t need to have your own garden to be able to enjoy the pros of gardening. Either you can join a gardening community in your city, invest in a small plot or start farming a few things in your balcony or home:

You can also learn what plants you can find in your closest forest or ocean and enjoy the goods of the nature:

Have a look at the urban gardening available in Lund here

Fashion

Are you interested in fashion or home design? You don’t have to give this up for sustainability, just redirect it a bit. Take your interest one step further by finding new creative solutions of your own. Maybe you can turn a basket in your home to a new lamp or a pair of old jeans to a pillow case. Go shopping in second hand stores or at flea markets instead of normal stores and challenge your creativity and eye for design. Do you need some inspiration to get started? Have a look here.

Spa and Piff

Everyone deserves to treat themselves with a massage or a new hairstyle once in a while. You can feel even better in doing so since these things are very sustainable. They can however get even more sustainable if you choose places that offers ecological products for your treatment. 

Have a look at the places available in Lund here