5 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In The Hamptons This Year

The Editors | April 16, 2021 | Lifestyle Feature

Here's our list of some of the best things to do on on Earth Day 2021 in the Hamptons, including outdoor activities for kids and the whole family.

Shop sustainable brands

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There’s no denying sustainability is in vogue. Adding to a growing list of endeavors with conscience, Macrae Skye is a sustainable children’s clothing line that empowers parents to choose ethically made clothing with a reduced waste model and a giveback component. Hamptons-based founder Kim Slicklein draws inspiration from global trends and believes our improved future starts with well- dressed children whose wardrobes have a footprint as light as a feather.

Sip on organic wines

The Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck produce a portfolio of organic wines, which Eric Asimov, New York Times wine expert, called “simply delicious.” Meanwhile, Dean Foster of the venerable Sagaponack farming family found another use for his delicious farm-grown potatoes: Sagaponacka, a vodka produced by the Sagaponack Farm Distillery. By keeping the entire process on-site, the enterprise has total control over growing, harvesting, washing, peeling and grinding the spuds for distillation. In our book, this is a perfect for your earth day activities.

Have a beach day

Head over to Cooper's Beach for a good chance to find a parking spot before you kick back in the sand. Cooper's is a borderline world-class beach: a wide, brilliant-white expanse with a shallow grade, pleasant waves, and enough real estate to keep discrete groups (families with small children, society types, trust-fund merrymakers, and sun-dried locals) segregated. Not a bad surfing hangout either—though it's best to watch out for territorial veterans. If you're looking for earth day activities for kids, a beach day is the perfect plan.

Dine over a meal from Almond

Artisanal and seasonally driven, Almond, the ever-popular restaurant in Bridgehampton, features ingredients from a host of small, local purveyors, reducing the establishment’s carbon footprint.

Ride an eco-friendly bike around town

A motorbike hybrid, Vintage Electric is known for crafting high-performance e-bikes that exude a bygone era. Their Cafe model features a versatile design and is engineered for optimal performance to ensure a smooth ride no matter how long the journey. On a single full charge, the battery pushes the Cafe to reach speeds of up to 28 mph.

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