Random Acts of Wildness
The 30 Days Wild challenges you to do something wild every day for the month of June.
Make room for nature this June – no matter where you are or how busy your life! When you sign up to the challenge, we’ll send you a pack full of ideas, encouragement and Random Acts of Wildness.
What is a Random Act of Wildness?
A Random Act of Wildness is any thing that you can do in an average working day to bring a little nature into your life. They can take a few seconds, a few minutes, or if you lose yourself completely, a few hours!
★ Random Acts of Wildness: 101 ideas
I first participated in this 30 Days Wild in 2016 as part of the microadventure every week for a year challenge. Being opposites in terms of seasons to the UK means that we need to reinterpret some of the Summer challenges to fit in with our Winter conditions.
Thursday, 01 June 2017 – Ditch your disposables
Save the world one coffee at a time and buy a reusable coffee cup, or a reusable water bottle and cut down on your waste.
Some major coffee chains even offer a discount off your drink if you use a reusable cup.
Watching Craig Reucassel’s War On Waste has been a bit of an eye opener regarding the fact that although coffee cups are recyclable similar to milk and juice cartons which are accepted in recycling almost everywhere, paper coffee cups can’t be recycled in Australia. This means that one billion coffee cups go to landfill each year in Australia.
Cafes can reduce or eliminate disposable coffee cups by offering a discount to customers with reusable takeaway cups. http://www.responsiblecafes.org/
#WarOnWasteAU #BYOCoffeeCup ☕️♻️
Friday, 02 June 2017 – Watch a wild webcam
You know what it’s like: it’s raining outside, the sky is grey, you want to see the amazing scenes nature has to offer. When you’re stuck inside in the middle of a summer thunder storm, watch a wild webcam and experience the sights and sounds of nature – from nesting ospreys to barn owls, red squirrels to bats.
🎞 BBC Springwatch 2017 webcams
Saturday, 03 June 2017 – Admire a wild view
Step back and look at your surroundings.
It’s easy to forget the natural world around you, so take a little time out of your day to stop and really look at the wonder of the wild.
How far can you see? Have you ever been to where you can see? You’d be surprised at the amount of green you can see, even in the middle of a city. Make it your challenge to visit every bit of green you can see from one spot. When you’ve done that, move onto the next spot and go from there!
The view from Manor Hill on this morning’s parkrun. Looking across Westerfolds park, over the Yarra River and into the Kinglake Ranges.
Sunday, 04 June 2017 – Workout in the wild
Exercise makes you happier and healthier (and so does nature!!) combine the two and take your jog through a local park or reserve.
Change your walking, jogging or cycling route to exercise in wild places, and watch your stamina and motivation improve (as if by magic!).
Rather than going to the gym, you could even workout by volunteering for a couple of hours on a nature reserve: it’s social and fun and you’ll burn those calories, too.
📈 STRAVA No Men in tights jokes here 8.1km
Monday, 05 June 2017 – Start a wild adventure
Let your imagination go crazy and start your own wild adventure. A quest to save a damsel from a dragon; an adventure to find buried treasure; a journey to a distant land!
📌 Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017 – Melbourne
World Environment Day 2017 #WorldEnvironmentDay
Reconnecting you to nature : On 5 June, go outside and show us that you’re #WithNature. Breathe in the beauty and remember that by keeping our planet healthy, we keep ourselves healthy too.
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 – Read a wild magazine
Ditch your phone for an hour and pick up a nature magazine!
Here at The Wildlife Trusts we have some amazing publications, such as our Natural World magazine, or our Wildlife Watch magazine for our junior members. Packed full of information, articles and everyday actions you can do to help nature, magazines are a one-stop-shop for all things wild!
It doesn’t have to be one of our magazines though. You can pop to any shop and pick up a wildlife magazine.
Go totally wild and read it in nature too. That’s what you call full engagement!
📌 Banff Mountain Film Festival 2017 – Running Program
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 – Show off a nature table
Nature tables are a fantastic way of showcasing what you’ve found in the wild. Start a nature table at work, school or home: feathers, mosses, fossils – even bones and skulls – are a great talking point over a morning coffee, and a way to bring nature into your workplace.
You never know what you’ll find when you’re out in nature and what better way to engage than to touch, feel and get hands-on.
NEXT: 30 Days Wild – Week 2