Sustainable parenting

“You can do anything, but you can’t do everything”

Trying to live more sustainably

All it takes is one event to spark a change. For us, that event was the Cheltenham Maman Planet-Friendly Parenting event back in June 2018.

A relaxed discussion (in a yurt) about sustainability started a ball rolling that is gaining momentum and shows no signs of stopping. As a result, we’re striving to make small adjustments at home and at our events, heading towards greater sustainability and significantly less waste.

At our meet-ups, we’re ditching the teabags and the milk cartons in favour of loose tea and glass bottles to reduce our plastic waste. At home, we’ve changed our shopping habits to include less plastic and more local, organic produce. We use reusable wipes. We buy recycled toilet paper. We use reusable coffee cups, water bottles and carrier bags.

It’s nothing ground-breaking and this alone certainly won’t save the world but, we have made small changes, and they can make difference.

We try to share tips and information to inspire and encourage our community to make small changes too.

Child sitting on the forest floor, wearing wellies and drinking hot chocolate from a tin mug with the text “easy eco activities”

Eco-friendly Activities

In 2019 we curated Focus on their Future, a month of environmentally-focussed events to coincide with Plastic-free July. We made eco-cleaning products, bee hotels, eco-bricks and discussed all things motherhood and the environment. We’ll be revisiting some of those activities here and adding lots of new ones to keep your little ones inspired and engaged during the summer holidays and beyond. If you’d like to submit and eco-activity please drop us a message!

Garden Paintbrushes

Garden Paintbrushes

The lovely family behind @mini_greens_in_the_cotswolds have been getting busy painting pictures using bits they found in the garden. Why not join in and create your own Garden Paintbrushes?You will need: Sticks (1 for each paint brush) Leaves, flowers, grasses,...

Simple Recipe: Wild Garlic Pesto

Simple Recipe: Wild Garlic Pesto

Incredible, award-winning, vogue published, local photographer and mother of two gorgeous girls Chui has very kindly shared her super simple recipe (and accompanying beautiful photos) to make your own Wild Garlic Pesto. Wild Garlic is abundant in the woods in and...