A sustainable lifestyle can be hard to maintain on its own and adding a family with children into the mix will most likely challenge your efforts. It is however incredibly important to teach the next generation about our sustainable efforts and why they are so important, and we therefore love these sustainable tips from some awesome parents.
We therefore absolutely love these community tips on how to be more sustainable with children.
TALK & ENGAGE
Talk to your children from day 1 and model sustainable behaviour by for example gardening together, meal prep, grocery shopping and talk about compost, habitat loss and reducing plastics. @naturallyjackielane
I was shocked to see the number of nappies we went through in the first few months of our son’s life and we therefore decided to try reusable nappies. Unlike my expectations, they were so easy and convenient to use and I highly recommend trying it out! @annecarolinemarten
If either through a local toy library or setting one up with your friends, a toy swap where you can exchange your children’s toys when they have outgrown theirs will both reduce your consumption and save you money. @malice_in_wonderland_x
COOK FROM SCRATCH
Cooking from scratch is the best way to reduce buying already made food pouches and plastic whilst also making sure that you know exactly what is in the food your children eat. Cooking large batches of food also makes for great freezer stocking when you are running out of time to prepare a quick meal. @mariannejosephine
SECOND HAND = FIRST CHOICE
Go to your local children’s second-hand store and get all the big things you know they will outgrow eventually, such as car seats, bed cot, pram, and bicycles. And when your child has outgrown them take them back to the shop again. You will save tons of money and do not contribute to overconsumption. @charlotte_marten
From an early age, encourage children to smell flowers, listen to birds sounds and ocean waves, touch all textures in nature and be kind to animals. We protect what we love, so let's encourage them to love. @carolinedelezardiere
We LOVE SHARING these small changes with our community and HERE are other fantastic #smallchanges tips in our series for you to check out.
This blog post was written by the Nature Unite team with tips from our brilliant community!