“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.
Safe and simple store-cupboard ingredients like soap, water, baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice, aided by a little elbow grease and a coarse sponge for scrubbing, can take care of most household cleaning needs. And they can save you lots of money wasted on unnecessary, specialist cleaners as well as reducing your impact on the environment and the negative effects on your health.
Our favourite local brands and ethical businesses
Do you have any sustainable brands that you’d like us to shout about?
Let us know!