WHY BE A GREEN PARENT?Talk by Nicola Baird<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com  nicola baird/nct<br />1<br />
Being green: scary or fun?<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com  nicola baird/nct<br />2<br />
>> Keep life simple<br />“You don’t need to buy everything brand new - especially if you’d never normally buy that many ne...
Babies: best change motivators ever<br />“Since having a baby I’ve become more environmentally conscious, just because the...
Tip #1 Make less waste<br />“In Japan we have cheap baby items but many people feel throwing away is out of the question, ...
Baby maths<br />£200,000 = one child (0-21 years)<br />So:<br />£400,000 = two kids<br />£600,000 = three<br />£800,000 = ...
>>Stuff with a story<br />“I rediscovered the books and toys in storage at my parents’ house from my own childhood.”<br />...
Tip #2 Learn with your baby<br />“Being a parent has made me 100 times more connected with the local community. I love thi...
>>New ways of shopping/swapping<br />“I’d never bought second hand clothes for myself, so I never thought about them for m...
Tip #3 Value local life<br />“We’re realising that there’s a lot more to green parenting than being a green consumer…”<br ...
What can you do with little uns?<br />“Running a street party was a very doable community activity with young children.”<b...
Improving where we livestreet party       climate change march<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com  nicola baird/nct<br...
Not got time?<br />OrderHomemade Kids for your library to inspire someone else.<br />Join a campaign group close to your h...
http://homemadekids.wordpress.comhttp://aroundbritainnoplane.blogspot.com<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com  nicola b...
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  1. 1. WHY BE A GREEN PARENT?Talk by Nicola Baird<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Being green: scary or fun?<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />2<br />
  3. 3. >> Keep life simple<br />“You don’t need to buy everything brand new - especially if you’d never normally buy that many new things all in one go. <br />If children realise that they can make things too, it’s an early lesson in not consuming.”<br />Pip with Faith, 3<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Babies: best change motivators ever<br />“Since having a baby I’ve become more environmentally conscious, just because there is so much potential for waste and I feel guilty about producing lots of extra rubbish.”<br />Jude with Oli, 11 months<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Tip #1 Make less waste<br />“In Japan we have cheap baby items but many people feel throwing away is out of the question, recycling is better and reusing is the best.”<br />Ryokowith Riki, 10 & Sumire,7<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Baby maths<br />£200,000 = one child (0-21 years)<br />So:<br />£400,000 = two kids<br />£600,000 = three<br />£800,000 = four<br />£1 million = five<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />6<br />
  7. 7. >>Stuff with a story<br />“I rediscovered the books and toys in storage at my parents’ house from my own childhood.”<br />Stacy with Joji, 5 months<br />“The girls wear smock dresses I used to wear. It brings back memories!”<br />Tara with Olivia,10, Eve, 7 and Orla, 4<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Tip #2 Learn with your baby<br />“Being a parent has made me 100 times more connected with the local community. I love this ongoing learning process.”<br />Jo with Ben, 5, Sally, 2<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />8<br />
  9. 9. >>New ways of shopping/swapping<br />“I’d never bought second hand clothes for myself, so I never thought about them for my baby – until I saw how fast he was growing. Now I use eBay for clothing, presents & equipment.”<br />Clare with Connor, 3 and Finn, 6 months<br />< PIC: Mums swap kids’ clothes and shoes.<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Tip #3 Value local life<br />“We’re realising that there’s a lot more to green parenting than being a green consumer…”<br />Elaine/Gordon with Finn, 2 and Niall, 2 weeks<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />10<br />
  11. 11. What can you do with little uns?<br />“Running a street party was a very doable community activity with young children.”<br />Gaby with Barney,9 and Toby,4<br />OTHER IDEAS<br />Litter pick, toy library, car boot sale, stall, plant sale, quiz night, carbon conversation, adopting a street tree, etc<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Improving where we livestreet party climate change march<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Not got time?<br />OrderHomemade Kids for your library to inspire someone else.<br />Join a campaign group close to your heart, not just NCT, but also Soil Association, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, 10:10 etc.<br />Be positive about other people’s child rearing – we’re all just doing our best.<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />13<br />
  14. 14. http://homemadekids.wordpress.comhttp://aroundbritainnoplane.blogspot.com<br />http://homemadekids.wordpress.com nicola baird/nct<br />14<br />
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