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Enjoy a Green ‘Staycation’ this Summer!
Take advantage of the beautiful summer days at home or in your own city by planning a staycation. Look no further than your own backyard for discovery, adventure and relaxation using our green staycation tips below. Have a wonderful summer!
Deck Out Your Home for the Summer Months!
Want to embark on a home improvement project that enhances your quality of life along with your home’s value? Construct a bamboo deck using Cali Bamboo’s newest green product, BamDeck®! A good deck connects your inside space to the great outdoors, allowing you to fully enjoy your yard while adding square footage to your living area. BamDeck® has density, strength and durability characteristics comparable to Brazilian IPE decking, but is 100% green, renewable bamboo – making it naturally resistant to mold, insects, and extreme weather!
Enjoy a Planetarium in Your Own Backyard!
A deck is the perfect place to set up a telescope and learn more about the amazing stars and planets above us. Check out this Star Date site to see what’s going on in the night sky during the month of July! Be sure to catch a glimpse of golden Saturn right above the moon on the 24th and many other celestial events.
Be a Day-Tripper!
Set aside a day or two for a trip to a museum, the zoo, a botanical garden, a county fair or a nature preserve in your own city. Check online to see if any of these local attractions host summer events, open air concerts or fun volunteer opportunities. Even better, turn your day trip into a bike ride for maximum healthy, eco fun!
Think of all the creative projects you’ve put off throughout the year, and choose a few to dive into this summer. For unique art project ideas check out the great DIY (Do It Yourself) tips. Or consider upgrading a room in your house with eye-catching bamboo and other home décor touches that incorporate green or recycled materials!
Party it Up!
Throw an evening bbq or cocktail party. Transform your yard into a tropical paradise worthy of this staycation event with bamboo fencing, bamboo decking, or thatch. Have guests bring prepared meat and veggie shish-kabobs, corn on the cob and other goodies to cook over the grill! On warm summer nights a signature drink like pitchers of homemade sangria or margaritas are a big hit. Serve beverages alongside summer seasonal fruits like peaches, plums, cantaloupe and watermelon!