Green Living Family Style...

Whether you are part of a large family network, have recently become a single parent, look after grandchildren, or work within an educational setting – green living ideals can seem out of reach when there are kids involved.

Take a look through some of our hints and tips, tried and tested blog posts, recommended local businesses and upcoming events.

Get the family excited and involved and you will be amazed at how easy change can be when everyone is on-board.

  • Top tip

    Shop Secondhand

    Save waste and money by shopping secondhand. Most kids clothes and toys are barely used before they are grown out of. 

    Shop Secondhand
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    Get Outdoors

    Encourage a love of nature, save money, burn off some energy and enjoy a change of scenery. We protect what we love.

    Get Outdoors
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    Use Your Freezer

    With a little bit of planning, bulk cooking is a great way to use ingredients when they are abundant and save you hassle when you have a hangry toddler to deal with!

    Use Your Freezer
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    Low Waste Crafts

    Keep boxes, toilet rolls and packaging paper for rainy day crafts. Say to no glitter, foam and stickers.

    Low Waste Crafts
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    Embrace Reusables

    Ditch those wetwipes. Reusable wipes are much simpler than you may think AND they will save you money.

    Embrace Reusables
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    Be Frugal

    However beautiful that pram is or nifty that gadget is, think twice before buying. Do you really need it?

    Be Frugal
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    Learn to Say No

    Be firm but kind with friends and family. Stand firm to stroppy toddlers or teenagers wanting the latest gadget.

    Learn to Say No
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    Personalised Wrapping paper

    Save your kids drawings (or scribbles!) through the year and use them as personalised wrapping paper at Christmas.

    Personalised Wrapping paper
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    Hire Don't Buy

    Save waste, stress, money at your families next Birthday party.

    Hire Don't Buy
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    Cloth Nappies

    Are much simpler than you think and can save money as well as thousands of nappies from landfill.

    Cloth Nappies
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    Swap & Save

    Join your local group to swap cloths, toys and books. Saving from landfill and saving you money.

    Swap & Save
  • Top tip

    Say no to Plastic

    Buy wooden toys where possible, but don't pass up secondhand plastic. If it already exists, help extend its life for another generation.

    Say no to Plastic

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