ecollective’s The most Sustainable ways to Spend a Sunny Weekend

The sun’s been shining across most of the UK and we’ve been thinking about the carbon footprint of our weekend plans. With a typical BBQ emitting more greenhouse gas emissions than an 80-mile car journey, we wanted to shed some carbon light on the UK’s favourite weekend activities.

Here’s a selection of popular weekend activities, ranked by their carbon footprint (per person):

Don’t forget all the other carbon free activities that the good weather brings. Our favourite zero-carbon plans include hanging out in the park, relaxed evening bike rides and countryside walks.

It’s worth noting that these numbers don’t include the carbon emissions of your travel – driving 30 miles to your nearest beach and back will add around 32kg of CO2e to your carbon footprint.

Want help understanding the carbon footprint of your weekend activity options?

Sources are a combination of ecollective’s calculations and figures from ‘How Bad Are Bananas?’ by Mike Berners-Lee.

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