Green sports and recreation

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Some options for green sports and recreation to reduce and minimise your environmental impact are list below.

While nearly every form of sport are recreation needs primary products for manufactured items, and often involves some car (or airplane) travel to get around, you can make choices to reduce your enviromental impact.

  • Cycling - butn fat not oil! Cycling is easy on your body and a lot of fun. Options incluce cruising, bunch rides, racing, organised rides and long distance tours. You can make it a family sport by using a bike trailer, a tandem and "trailer bike" attachments.
  • Kitesurfing - use the wind, a kite and a kiteboard to get your speed and adrenalise rush. Lot of fun, but make sure you take lessons to learn how to kitesurf safely. You can practice kite handling skills in a local park or at the beach with a trainer kite. Petrochemicals are used for the construction of kites, lines and other equipment, but the last a long time and can be recycled.
  • Caneoing - including sea kayaking, whitewater canoeing, flat water touring, endurance events/races, slalom competitions and canoe polo. There is a form of canoeing that nearly everyone can do and enjoy. You provide your own propulsion and get fit too.
  • Surfing - including body surfing, boogie boards and wave skis. Enjoy the power of the waves and the sea.
  • Running and walking - you can often do these locally, and both are great for keeping fit.
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