Random Acts of Wildness
The 30 Days Wild challenges you to do something wild every day for the month of June.
Can you do something wild every day throughout June? That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting 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: Random-Acts-of-Wildness [PDF]
( previously – WEEK 1 )
Friday, 08 June 2017 – World Oceans Day
🌊 The conservation action focus for #WorldOceansDay 2018 is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions. How will you take action?
📌 World Oceans Day
📌 6 awesome programs tackling ocean plastics | OceanWatch Australia
📌 Operation Marine Debris | Sea Shepherd
📽 A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. They investigate how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is effecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems. The expedition leads the two adventurers to unusual scientific discoveries, heart-breaking truths and important solutions to one of the biggest problems confronting mankind. [ Netflix | iTunes ]
Saturday, 09 June 2017 – Tackling Plastic Waste
♻ We use single-use plastics for just about everything, from cleaning our teeth (dental floss, interdental sticks and, every 6 months or so, our toothbrushes) and showering, to buying and storing our food and other products. It is durable and lightweight, but it’s these properties that allow it to persist in the environment for hundreds to thousands of years.
The Plastic Challenge isn’t all about living completely plastic-free – in this day and age that would be pretty near impossible.
We hope Plastic Challengers will try to reduce their plastic footprint in all sorts of ways.
Avoid single-use plastic packaging. Target takeaway items (the Top 4: bags, bottles, straws and coffee cups)
At the shops… ☑ Get a reusable bag or make your own! ☑ Use your own containers at meat, cheese and fish counters ☑ Take small reusable bags for fruit and veg ☑ Get your bread from the bakery section
On the go… ☑ Refuse straws ☑ Use a reusable coffee cup ☑ Get a reusable water bottle ☑ Take a packed lunch
📌 Plastic Free July
📌 Join the plastic challenge this July | Marine Conservation Society
Sunday, 10 June 2017 – Admire the setting sun
🍃 Find somewhere with a view to the west, stay up late and admire the setting sun in all its colourful glory. What do you notice about wildlife at this time of day?
The lower the sun gets the more exciting species you’ll see. Look out for bats that dart overhead in the changing light. If you have a bat detector, now’s the time to get it out and listen to their calls well into dark.
📌 Longest Run 2018 – Melbourne North East
Monday, 11 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.
Tuesday, 12 June 2017 – Take a break in nature
🍃 Switch off your screens at lunch or after work and relax outside. Enjoy the colours of the flowers, the feeling of the sun (fingers crossed), the smells in the breeze, and the sound of birdsong.
Wednesday, 13 June 2017 –
Thursday, 14 June 2017 – Explore a wild place nearby