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Sustainable company outing - 10 ideas for social and environmentally friendly team events

What can a sustainable company outing look like? If you want to set up an environmentally friendly teambuilding activity and are still looking for suitable ideas, you've come to the right place! The main purpose of a team event is to strengthen identification, cohesion, communication skills, social skills and the fun of the employees of a company. But how about, at the same time, making a valuable contribution in the fight against the Environmental problems of our time to perform, to volunteer, and to create the great feeling of doing something Good done to have?

In this article, I would now like to give you 10 ideas and tips for the most sustainable company outings possible. Let's go!

  1. Planting trees together
  2. Start or support CleanUp event
  3. Register for fermentation workshop
  4. Go paddling together
  5. Bossel tour through nature make
  6. Make forest hike with forester
  7. Help with organic grape harvest
  8. Packing gift packages for those in need of help
  9. Plan joint bike tour
  10. Participate in vegan cooking class

Important Notice: Not all event ideas are equally environmentally friendly and social - and not suitable for every team. When making your choice, please also consider the mood, the different interests and possible physical limitations in the team. If everything fits together, the suggestions should strengthen the cohesion in the group! 🙂

1. plant trees together

The Deforestation and the environmental problem of forest dieback make a Reforestation of many German forest areas inevitable. Together with your team members you could support important organizations and responsible persons from the forestry industry. There are sure to be opportunities in your area.

And if not, just paint check with the forestry office or the district forester's office. In any case, planting trees together is a beautiful, sustainable and bonding idea for the next company outing.

2. Support cleanup event

Sustainable outing with the company collecting garbage

At the sight of a littered natural landscape, everyone probably grimaces. All the more fulfilling and reassuring when you see the Successfully removed trash collaboratively at a social team event. A so-called CleanUp you can organize yourself or join an existing cleanup effort of volunteer organizers in the area.

The problem of the Plastic waste in the environment but you can also use a Plogging-Event counteract. In this sport, you go together armed with a pair of gloves and garbage bags jogging and picking up trash. Perhaps a somewhat different, but all the more remarkable and sustainable way of the company outing. And one more thing: trash is everywhere, so the journey to the event is also usually very short and environmentally friendly.

Tip: Since the actions and sports units are usually over after a few hours, it is a good idea to combine the event with an after-work idea (e.g. a visit to a vegan restaurant).

3. Register for fermentation workshop

What else can a sustainable company outing look like? Here's another idea! At a fermentation workshop you and your team can get involved in a sustainable lifehack of our grandparents immerse. With the help of fermentation can be Food ripen, produce and especially also Make longer shelf life.

Alone, one would possibly never participate in such a course. But in a group with your colleagues, it's a great experience. guaranteed fun, educational and sustainableIt's a great opportunity to learn more about the transformation of substances by bacteria, fungi or enzymes. Not least because one's own Reduce food waste can. In the best case also in the future at work.

You're sure to find appropriate workshops in your area - but maybe grandma and grandpa will be willing to explain the process 😉 .

4. go paddling together

A joint paddling trip on a river is also guaranteed to lift the team's spirits. There, all employees can get to know each other even better - especially because Cooperation and agreement in the canoe are of great importance. If you decide on this type of sustainable company outing, a few team games during the "paddle breaks" are a welcome change according to experience.

Tip: We have been private before Paddling in the Spreewald. I would imagine that rowing is particularly well suited for a sustainable team event due to the many channels.

5. make bossel tour through nature

In boßeln, the basic goal of two competing teams is to throw a ball over a predetermined distance with the fewest possible throws. The competition brings the colleagues together. But the sport is also very well suited as a sustainable company outing because it in the fresh air and basically in any place (i.e. without a long journey) can be exercised.

Definitely a sensible measure for team building. However, when planning and carrying out the event, make sure not to damage the natural ecosystems.

Tip: Alternatively, the game of bocce is also suitable. You can play it in the park and combine it with a vegan picnic, for example.

6. Forest hike with forester:in make

A team event in the forest

Again and again I observe how much (especially city people) the Relation to nature lost have. German forests are so incredibly exciting, diverse and enthralling - especially when you have a Eye for detail throws. An appropriate, well-organized and sustainable company outing through the forests of the region, accompanied by an experienced forester, can not only strengthen the cohesion of the employees, but also their motivation. Environmental awareness promote.

7. help with the organic grape harvest

A trip to the vineyards strengthens cohesion - plus it's just wonderful to have lots of Spending time in the fresh air. In this idea for a sustainable team event, for example, each participant receives Basket, tongs and gloves - and then the grape harvest can begin. The colleagues walk along the vine and harvest the grapes. In the process, they usually face each other and can talk. The activity itself is very reassuring - cooperation is writ large.

After sorting out the grapes can then be pressed grape juice together and learn more about sustainable viticulture - from natural pest control to vegan clarification.

8. pack gift packages for those in need of help.

To strengthen the team spirit and social commitment, it is also a good idea to pack packages together for people you want to make happy. For example, Christmas presents for orphans or care kits for single mothers. Determines the target group and budget together and then go for it! With a personal, sustainable map, appropriately useful content and environmentally friendly packaging will probably put a smile on everyone's face.

In this way the whole team learns about a social problem in our society and work together to do something about it. A cool idea for your company's next event, don't you think?

9. Plan joint bike tour

What could be better suited for a team event that is as cost-effective and environmentally friendly as possible than a bicycle tour? Find a suitable route yourself or use existing tourism offers for bike tours with many people. Here, too, it offers itself to the green company outing through small games and puzzles during the breaks to add a little more pizzazz.

Especially pleasant: The beauty of the common Bicycle ride is that, as a rule, all colleagues can take part, regardless of how sporty or unsporty they are. After all, it should not only be a sustainable company outing, but also an event in which all participants have fun.

10. participate in vegan cooking class

Cooking course as a sustainable teambuilding measure

Among the possible activities at a sustainable company outing is a joint vegan cooking class - because the Cooking connects people with each other. Cooperation, consultation, planning and timing are also important skills to turn the recipe into a delicious meal for the whole team. Plant-based cuisine gives so incredibly much, is animal friendly, ecological and also healthy.

Who still Prejudices against the vegan diet is guaranteed to be able to put it down by thinking outside the box. I am sure that there are also corresponding offers in your area - alternatively, this company event simply takes the Vegan in team the organization. 😉

Tip: Why I live veganBy the way, you can find out in the linked article!

Sustainable company outing made easy!

Particularly in our private lives, we are attaching ever greater importance to a sustainable lifestyle - why not do it on an excursion with your own department or the entire company? In any case, teambuilding and sustainability can be wonderfully combined.

If you are planning the trip this year, or even if you are part of the responsible core of the HR department, I hope that I could give you the decisive inspiration for it with this post.

Finally, I would like to give you here some further articles that can help you further:

Do you have any questions, tips or further suggestions and ideas for the next team event? Then I'm already looking forward to your comment!

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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