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Enjoying the great outdoors is more than simply participating in outdoor activities.

It is an opportunity for you to connect with nature and fully immerse yourself in the tranquillity that comes from the whisper of trees swaying or the joyful chirping of birds. However, what many of us do not realise, is that even in our attempt to connect with nature, we might still be causing some harm to the environment.

In this blog, we delve into some of the ways that you can enjoy the great outdoors and promote eco-friendly and sustainable practices.

Why Sustainability Is Important

We all want to enjoy the many beauties that the earth has to offer; however, this cannot be guaranteed if we do not take care of the planet.

Sustainability involves adopting eco-friendly practices to preserve the earth’s natural resources as much as possible. This includes recycling and reusing products to limit the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, preventing further destruction of natural landscapes and habitats, and implementing environmentally friendly manufacturing methods.

It is no secret that years of ecological damage and decay have occurred, due to human intervention. But it is not too late!

While many people are easily discouraged from playing their role, believing that one person will not make a difference, you should take a moment to consider that it all begins with one person choosing to make a difference and influencing others to do the same.


What Are Five Eco-Friendly Habits

1. Leave No Trace

This tip is pretty simple; pack in whatever you pack out.

Often, when enjoying gorgeous hiking trails, or cosy campsites, it’s easy to forget about the footprint we leave in nature. This means, always properly discard any litter, and ensure that you are adhering to the trail guidelines so as not to disturb any precious flora and fauna.

Camping Bin

2. Eco-Tourism

When planning your family adventures in nature, try to opt for places that follow eco protocols. This includes the protection of endangered species, organising outdoor activities that prioritise nature, and supporting local communities. Eco-tourism not only allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of an area responsibly, but also ensures that your visit contributes positively to conservation efforts and sustainable development. By choosing eco-friendly destinations and activities, you can make a difference in preserving the environment for future generations to enjoy.

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3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

As mentioned earlier, minimising the amount of waste that ends up in landfills is crucial and a simple way for individuals to contribute to eco-friendly practices.

So, how can you participate in these practices? Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference. For example, opt for a reusable water bottle instead of single-use plastic bottles. Try to purchase products with minimal packaging, and instead of throwing away old clothes, consider upcycling them or donating them.

These are all simple ways you can incorporate into your routine.


4. Support Eco-Friendly Brands

Another easy practice to implement into your daily life, is to try and support brands that make use of sustainably sourced materials for their products.

It is no secret that the fashion industry has contributed significantly to harming the environment. From animal cruelty to overconsumption of natural resources during production, the environment has truly been impacted.

However, as society progressed towards adopting a more eco-conscious stance, many companies within this industry have followed suit to supply this new demand.


Shop Merrell’s Eco-Friendly Range

As a company that believes in encouraging people to explore and adore the great outdoors, we feel that it is our duty to ensure that nature remains safe and thriving for future generations to enjoy.

For this reason, certain products of our footwear range, are made from recycled or sustainably sourced materials. These materials include sustainably sourced down, wool, and leather, which is a by-product of the meat industry. Furthermore, we endeavour to minimise waste during manufacturing by using innovative design techniques, such as producing knit uppers on some of our footwear, which creates little to no waste.

You too can become a part of this movement to take care of our environment, so that future generations may enjoy all the glory that the great outdoors holds. Take the first step with Merrell today!

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