parenting

 

It takes a village to raise a child

Children need safe, nurturing families and communities in which to flourish. The choices you make can contribute to this.

  • Choose a healthy diet, which is fundamental to the well being of our children. Look for fresh, locally grown organic or pesticide free nutritious food.
  • Shop at your local farmers’ market – the food is fresher, lasts longer, has more vitamins and minerals for better health and this supports local and sustainable agriculture.
  • Start or join a school or community garden, share knowledge and expertise with others, meet new people.
  • Contact your council to start a community ‘sustainable streets’ program or other sustainable eco initiatives.
  • Avoid chemical cleaners and  perfumes in the home and at school, and advocate for a green cleaning policy.
  • Choose certified organic cosmetics and personal care items for your children and your family.
  • Advocate for transparency for consumers about ingredients in cosmetics and personal care items.
  • Choose an education that acknowledges the individuality of each child, the importance of creativity, play and a connection with the natural world.
  • Join with like-minded parents, learn new eco ideas to support your children, simplify your life, conserve the environment and save money.

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