Eco-Friendly Mosquito Control

Although summer is long gone, soon enough the weather will be warming up again and with it will come the usual hordes of blood sucking pests. Not only are mosquito bites extremely uncomfortable to deal with, they also in some cases carry dangerous diseases – so it is imperative that you protect yourself from these airborne irritants. Most mosquito control solutions involve applying mosquito repellents that contain chemicals like DEET which, it is now emerging, is harmful (toxic) not only to humans and to the natural environment generally. So if you want to avoid getting eaten alive by mosquitoes once the summer season hits again, and do so in a manner which preserves instead of destroys the biosphere, then we're here to help with these eco-friendly forms of mosquito control. Read on to find out more.

First, though, mosquitoes are attracted to the smell and heat of human skin, as well as the carbon dioxide we exhale in our breath and sweat at every moment. To deter mosquitoes from your person, the best solution is obviously to make your skin less attractive to mosquitoes. This is what conventional mosquito repellents do, they hide human scent from insects. On top of that the activities ingredients like DEET that reside in these chemicals are anathema to mosquitoes, repelling them to the same degree that carbon dioxide attracts. As we have seen though, DEET is toxic to the environment, so the question arises: are there any natural ingredients out there that repel mosquitoes and can be used in an eco-friendly mosquito repellent alternative?

The answer, fortunately, is yes! Here is one such recipe for an all-natural, environmentally friendly insect repellent.

Environmentally friendly insect repellent recipes

Citronella Mosquito Coils

Simply mix 2 tablespoons olive oil together with 10 drops essential oil of either eucalyptus, basil, lavender, lemon balm or citronella, peppermint, rosemary, geranium or cloves. All of these natural ingredients are effective at repelling mosquitoes, and can be purchased in most cases at health food stores. Combine the ingredients in a glass jar, then stir and dab a few droplets onto your skin or clothing.

Meanwhile, for an eco-friendly anti-mosquito spray, take a half cup of rosemary and add to one cup of boiling water. Let steep for an hour, then once cool, refrigerate. Spray on yourself as required.

Here's another recipe for an anti-mosquito dab. Mix a half cup of crushed parsley with apple cider vinegar, refrigerate and then dab the mixture on your skin as required.

Lemon balm or citronella was mentioned above as a potential ingredient in an all-natural, eco-friendly mosquito repellent – this substance can also be used in candles that release citronella as a vapor, and which are also quite effective at repelling mosquitoes.

Quite apart from the mosquito repellents that you apply to your skin as a lotion or spray, there are plenty of other simple tricks and tips out there for deterring mosquitoes – that don't involve damaging the environment.

Other mosquito deterring tips & tricks

For example, when you are outside during peak mosquito season and hours of the day, you should always wear thick, long sleeved shirts and pants, with equally thick socks and shoes that you can tuck into your pants. Essentially the less skin you expose to mosquitoes, the more protected you are against them.

Another point: sources of still, standing water are a literal breeding ground for mosquitoes, so to avoid getting swarmed by mosquitoes in the summer, remove all such sources of water from your home – including wading pools, empty flowerpots, pet dishes, bird baths. If you have a swimming pool, cover it when not in use, and also remove any leaves form the surface of the water (they attract mosquitoes). If you must have a pool or pond in your yard, stock it with mosquito fish or some other native fish that eat mosquitoes. Also regularly cut back the grass and weed your garden, as these provide potential places of shelter for insects.

A few other suggestions: encourage bats onto your property by building a bat house. The reason? Bats eat mosquitoes. When you are sitting out on the deck, have a fan running nearby – the swirling, turbulent air makes it more difficult for mosquitoes to navigate a straightforward path to your skin.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 12, 2017 at 5:36 pm

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The Cost of Wasted Food

The world is producing more food and making a greater profit than at any time in history. Yet, we are wasting more food than ever before.

With Christmas and the inevitable gastronomic feast looming food waste is an important issue consumers need to be aware of.

The USA wastes $218bn worth of food each year.

Over the Christmas period it is predicted that Brits will waste:

  • 1.5 million bottles of Prosecco
  • 2 million turkeys
  • 5 million Christmas puddings
  • 74 million mince pies

The implications for the planet, for humans and for animals is shocking. In this piece we take a look at some of the statistics that are a stark reminder as to the seriousness of the problem.

There are lots of things you can do to help cut food waste this Christmas, so we’ve also included some tips to help you get started.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 12, 2017 at 5:07 pm

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The Complete Guide On How To Make Your Business Green

As the world grows more conscious of the environment, businesses shouldn’t be lagging behind. It’s important to consider the efficiency of your workplace, as the little things such as light switches and plug sockets can all add up – especially when you consider just how many of them you have.

Your business needs to be prepared for the future in order to ensure exponential growth and success for years to come – and reducing your carbon footprint is one of the major ways to do it. Many places around the world are striving for sustainability, and if you aren’t looking to do the same, you could find your business lagging behind the rest.

There are plenty of reasons to consider going “green” beyond environmental purposes, too. Conserving energy and ensuring your business is sustainable will lead to cutting costs in the workplace, as well as making sure you’re futureproof and ready for any upcoming developments.

Whether it be finding a remedy to little issues you may be having in the workplace in regard to being eco-friendly, or establishing long-term solutions to ensure your sustainability for years to come, now’s the time to consider the improvements and advancements you can make for your business to become greener.

If you’re looking for a place to start, consider reading this thorough guide on behalf of Smart Pension Auto Enrolment.  Detailing the many ways in which you can evolve and make your business more eco-friendly, from the very minor things to get started with to the long-term advancements when looking to the future, this guide covers everything you need to know about green businesses – and how to transform your own.

Improving your business’ sustainability and green credentials should be high up on your agenda, so don’t hesitate – with this guide, you can get started right away.

Click here to read ‘The Complete Guide On How To Make Your Business Green'

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 11, 2017 at 6:11 pm

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Unusual ways you can go eco friendly

Everyone is already more or less aware of the conventional methods on how to properly recycle. Some routinely do these in the name of going green, but for some reason the waste everybody produces has gotten even worse. It seems like everybody is talking about saving the environment and they try to recycle, but it's not doing anything significant.

Purchasing that bottled water might not seem like a big deal to one person but imagine everyone having the same perspective.

In one year there are over 200 billion bottles of water consumed globally of which 176 billion ends up in landfills or the ocean. There are 1,500 bottles of water consumed per second in the United States alone. Considering that bottled water is 2,000 times more expensive than tap water, it's a wonder everybody loves overpaying for H20.

Drinking water

This is one of the most important things a human being needs. Good, clean, safe drinking water. Instead of buying bottled water from an external manufacturer, it would be more cost-effective and ecology friendly to install a reverse osmosis water filtration system for use at home.

This water purification system works by using household water pressure to push water through the reverse osmosis membrane as well as additional carbon and sediment filters, what's left is good tasting drinking water.

If you have one at home, then it's like drinking the water from your favourite restaurant. That's because they have the very same system installed in their kitchen, so rest assured that the quality of water your home system produces is up to par with the bottled version. Most of these water filtration systems are designed to fit under your sink, and there are a lot of options available.

Having safe drinking water straight from the tap is definitely something every home needs. This particular investment would save time, money and not to mention all the plastic bottles that would otherwise be generated by your household. Make sure to stock up on the needed filters and that's all there is to it.

Use a reusable water bottle

Everybody remembers using a water bottle as a little kid, it's not that unusual, but you hardly see grown adults walking around going about their day carrying a water bottle around. Why is that? Is it because it's not considered fashionable to be bringing a water bottle when you’re out and about.

More than likely it's because people have grown accustomed to the convenience of just buying  bottled water the moment thirst strikes and do not take into consequence one plastic bottle.

Some might own a water bottle for when they hit the gym, go for that run, enjoy the outdoors, or go camping but that is not enough anymore.

Carrying a personal water bottle wherever might seem like a chore, but imagine all the cash you can save by no longer having to buy water from a store when you're thirsty.

If you don’t own a reusable water bottle, start researching the best options. If you want to completely avoid plastic, try a stainless steel or glass version. Buy two for good measure.

Try and picture what the world would be like if everyone contributes in this little way. The world would be saved from having to deal with 105 billion tons of disposable water bottles.

Going Solar

Granted this is one of the more popular options for going green, but not a lot of people know that they can make money by getting a solar power system installed at home. Most environmentally conscious nations have government programs and incentives available to its citizens to help them go green.

If you qualify, then you can even take advantage of these government-sponsored renewable energy programs which would then help to pay for the system in part, or at times the whole cost.

Once installed, because of net metering or feed-in tariffs, the excess energy your solar panels create will be sent back to the utility companies and they will be the ones paying you.

The UK has some has environmental programs currently in place for its citizens. The U.S also has some federal and state grants available for eligible homeowners. The monetary incentives are what's unusual about going solar in these cases. Some may not even be aware that government funding for transitioning to solar exists.

They do. And it's best to take advantage of it while it's available.

Edible utensils

Definitely the most unusual item on the list. The average individual throws away 15 tons of plastic from food packaging in his or her lifetime. Who would think something so small could contribute to so much waste that it ends up creating mountains of trash in your local landfill.

The idea of utilising edible utensils is intriguing, to say the least, and has created quite a buzz for eco-warriors all over the world. The idea came from an Indian company, and it was a big hit on Kickstarter.

It is surprisingly easy to make these edible utensils. Anyone with rudimentary baking skills would be able to create their very own set of consumable tools. All you have to do is first prepare the ingredients: 3.5 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup water, lined baking sheet, 1 tbsp. Salt. Then set up your tools: rolling pin, scissors, knife, metal utensils and then follow this video.

If the idea of making your edible utensils seems too cumbersome, they are available to be purchased in bulk from Bakeys (100 edible spoons per order).

With these in your eco arsenal, one could bring them along for camping trips or for any activity that would otherwise require plastic utensils. The best part is that when you’re done using these, just eat them for a lite snack.

Plastic recycling machine

This is not for the half hearted eco-warrior. Since most plastic ends up in landfill and the recycling rate of plastic is below 10%, building a personal recycling machine for use in your neighbourhood would be a brilliant solution.

There is an open source plastic recycling machine which would allow the user to reuse, recycle and reform plastic into any mould they sees fit. There is a multitude of applications.

This type of machine would enable old materials to become new again. It’s not a big machine and can comfortably fit in a tiny garage or a shed in the backyard.

Making new products from recycled materials can prove to be profitable as well. Selling these items locally or online and making a few dollars would be a nice return for helping to save the environment.

Action the unusual

These environmental woes will not disappear by themselves. Everyone has to do their part in managing our wasteful ways to keep the planet habitable for the future generations.

These are just a few unusual examples of how you can save money saving the environment and avoid unnecessary plastic. Filter your water, use a reusable water bottle, get paid for transitioning to solar and recycle.


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Emma is a part-time property developer who loves sharing how others can make their homes amazing both inside and out on her blog Fixtures and Flowers. You can chat to Emma on Twitter.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 11, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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How to Create an Eco-Friendly Garden

You may never even consider that your garden could be anything other than eco-friendly, but you’d be surprised how environmentally unfriendly a garden can be. If you have just a couple of harmful habits – using pesticides, not recycling and mowing with a gas lawnmower are just some of these – it’s high time you changed that and did something good for the environment. There is a variety of ways for you to create a sustainable garden and be proud of making a positive impact on the world’s climate problem. Whether you have a garden for aesthetic purposes or really like growing your own fruits and vegetables, it’s important to make a change in your daily life.

Make a compost

While you can purchase the final product from your local supplier, making your own compost has numerous benefits. Invest in a compost bin and separate your garbage in order to create enough supplements to improve your soil. This easy way of using your waste can give your plants the nutrients they need to grow and prevent disease. To start this project, begin by collecting food leftovers and kitchen scraps, but be careful not to use meat. In addition to that, you can also make a compost out of leaves and use it to enrich the soil for your garden.

Conserve water

If you want to keep our planet safe, you obviously can’t always use water from your garden hose to water your grass and plants. This will cost you money and is the total opposite of being eco-friendly. The most sustainable option would be to place containers that will gather rainwater which you can later use for your garden. You can also choose plants which don’t require that much water and thus minimize the size of your lawn and effectively reduce the total amount of water usage. Water conservation plays a big part in decreasing the use of chemicals in the soil because of the chlorine it contains.

Look for advice and help

While some people like to do everything on their own, many still like to consult landscaping experts to help them create a perfect garden design. That way, you can have a great start and work from there to create a true natural oasis. Having someone to help you learn the basics can be crucial when it comes to almost every part of gardening. Knowing which plants go together and which you can keep close by is the first thing any experienced gardener will teach you.

Attract friendly birds

Eco Garden

There are so many bugs you’ll want in your garden, no matter how strange that may sound in the beginning. Not all the bugs are harmful and you should consider this option as a supplement to chemicals. Bugs are a part of the ecosystem, and you can use this natural circle to your benefit and get familiar which birds and insects are good or bad for your garden. Buy a birdhouse and attract the ones that are good to have in your garden and you’ll see the change they make soon enough.

Use only a few pesticides

If you need to use pesticides in order to prevent a disease or kill insects, opt for the one that targets those threats directly without leaving marks on the entire plant. Try to see if there’s a more natural and eco-friendly replacement and try to solve your problems that way. Many of them degrade rapidly with a little help of water and lots of different biopesticides can be the best solution for your garden. Be careful and read the instruction very thoroughly before using them on your fruits and vegetables because it’s important to know when you can start consuming the final product.

Eco Garden

Since environmental issues and sustainability have been gaining more and more attention, people need to start doing their share of the work to keep the planet safe. By taking steps like these, you too can make a change without investing too much time and money into it, yet still feel proud of your work. A few everyday rules could be beneficial in the long run and keep the final products as aesthetically pleasing and welcoming as it was before.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 11, 2017 at 5:42 pm

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Aussie rainforest damage goes unpunished

Australia's Environment Protection Agency has come under fire because damage to an important rainforest has gone unpunished. The nation's environmental watchdog claimed it didn't have enough evidence to prosecute the state-owned Forestry Corporation NSW, who are thought to have done the damage, and the failure has been damned as ‘totally preposterous' by the eco-activist who identified the many breaches committed by the Corporation.

Apparently the EPA had a full two years in which to investigate and take legal action for damage caused in the beautiful, ancient Cherry Tree State Forest. But the organisation waited until two weeks before the deadline ran out to tell the spokesman for the North East Forest Alliance, Dailan Pugh, that the origin of the damage couldn't be proved ‘beyond reasonable doubt'.

FC NSW in hot water

The Forestry Corporation NSW has allegedly harvested and bulldozed numerous roads through the precious  lowland rainforest, which is seriously endangered. But Mr Pugh first alerted authorities to potentially thousands of instances of damage to protected trees during 2015. And Forestry Corp have completely refused to admit it was responsible for the damage. The EPA is trying to claim someone else damaged the forest, something Mr Pugh said was ‘preposterous'. In his opinion the Agency has long had more than enough circumstantial evidence to prosecute.

Proof of who did the dirty deed

The other problem is the difficulty of proving whether the cleared trees were virgin forest or regrowth from previous harvests. While Jackie Miles from the EPA's forestry division told Mr Pugh they had, “conducted a thorough and rigorous investigation“, they concluded there wasn't enough evidence to prove the damage wasn't caused buy someone else. Mr Pugh responded that both the EPA and the Forestry Corporation should have been aware of protected rainforest in the region since its principal area was mapped as such in the 1960s and has been re-mapped repeatedly since then. He feels there's absolutely no doubt who is to blame.

Greed trumps the environment yet again

Is this another instance of greed and profit trumping environmental protection? Dawn Walker, spokesperson for the NSW Greens, says there's “no clearer example of how the current system is failing,” with “one government agency, Forestry Corp, wantonly damaging the environment, while the EPA turns a blind eye”. There are currently more investigations going on to pin down the blame for similar damage in Australia's Gladstone, Giberagee and Sugarloaf forests.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm

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Recycling Across The Globe

Over the last quarter-century, recycling in the United States has evolved from something only a handful of people did with a small amount of waste to an everyday fact of life. A few decades ago, the most involvement many Americans had with recycling was returning bags of empty aluminum cans or glass bottles to a special recycling center for a few cents. Today, however, the recycling bin is as much a part of Americans’ daily routine as the trash can. Just about everyone has gotten into the habit of tossing their recyclable waste into the appropriate receptacle instead of grouping everything together in the same one. As a result, Americans recycle approximately one-third of municipal solid waste generated each year, compared to less than one-tenth in 1980. Although there remains a lot of work to be done before America solves all of its ecological problems, the acceptance of recycling is one of the American green movement’s most resounding successes.

Nonetheless, it’s important to remember that the environment doesn’t end at our borders. Protecting the environment is a global issue, and it’s one that most other nations have been working to solve at the same time as the United States. In some cases, these nations have made a much stronger commitment to recycling than Americans. While in other cases, nations are playing catch-up to America’s recycling efforts. For example, Switzerland leads the world in recycling, with more than 52 percent of that nation’s waste being recycled. That includes recycling more than 167 metric tons of paper per 1,000 people each year. On the other hand, Romania has the world’s worst recycling rate, recycling only 1 percent of all of the waste its people generate in a year. While Americans by and large have come to accept the recycling bin, we lag behind Germany, where the average home has at least five color-coded bins for recycling different types of waste.

For these and more interesting facts about recycling around the world, see the following infographic below. Saving the environment is more than an American problem, and this shows how nations across the globe are doing their part.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 2, 2017 at 3:59 pm

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Tips for Eco-Friendly Interior Décor

Earth kind interior design goes beyond just the materials we choose for our homes. A true green approach is led by low impact production and sustainable, environmentally sound solutions that continue to conserve the world around us. And it’s important to consider the link between eco-friendly interior design concepts with architecture, renewable energy, renewable technologies and more.

From the different ways to power our houses – such as ground source heat pumps or the growth of offshore wind farms – to the choices we make with household waste management, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to designing a green living space. Here are some green design tips to consider for the eco-friendly home:

Work with Natural Sunlight

There is nothing healthier or more beautiful than natural light in the home, and utilising this free source of light will help to reduce your household’s impact on resources. If large windows and the application of glass walls, doors and ceilings hasn’t been considered in the build stage, you can draw in more light with the placement of mirrors and reflective surfaces.

Choose Chemical Free Wall Coverings

Eco-Friendly Interior Décor

For your walls, choose environmentally friendly paint that does not emit harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. Natural alternatives to paint include recycled wallpaper, wood panels, cork or ceramic tiles. These options can often be more expensive but when maintained with the right care, they can last for many years to come.

Know Your Wood

Naturally, replacing all plastics with an organic material like wood may seem like an obvious choice when it comes to furniture. But even when it comes to shopping for wood, there are different levels of sustainability to think about. There’s ‘good wood’ and ‘bad wood’ alike.

Opt for wood from sustainably harvested forests, sustainably harvested tree farms or go for reclaimed wooden furniture.

Upcycle Unwanted Furniture

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure – and that is the art of upcycled furniture. This interior design concept gives new life to unwanted, unused materials. Reducing the problem of waste in landfills and fighting the cycle of demand and production within the mass manufacturing industry.

There are a variety of materials that can be upcycled, including wooden objects, metal or fabric. And you won’t have to search far to find your resources. Old curtains can be re-designed into cushion covers, old wooden crates can be fashioned as storage units, and an old pair of ladders can be transformed into a bookshelf.

Design a Water Wise Home

Indoor plants are a great way of purifying the air and creating a happy, healthy environment for the whole family. But when it comes to indoor and outdoor landscaping, it’s important to build a water wise topography, to help reduce overall household water usage. Choose plants that can tolerate drought and for your garden, select plants that attract wildlife and help to create a safe habitat. A drip-irrigation system should also be used outdoors.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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Would You Eat Bugs for Protein?

We’ve found that 35% of people are actually willing to try eating bugs, which shows a potential shift in people’s opinions when it comes to eating insects. With edible bugs containing more protein than the likes of chicken and tofu, it’s also a sustainable food option. Cricket farming costs less money and resources than chicken farming.

The survey found that out of those who said they exercise daily, nearly half (47%) were up for giving bugs a taste. PureGym have also worked with Eat Grub to create three staple recipes that everyone enjoys, but with the added twist of bugs or cricket powder.

You can see a video experiment of three gym managers trying out these dishes here:

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Posted by Eco Warrior - December 1, 2017 at 3:09 pm

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Kit Toys

Hi, I'm Joe from KitsToys.co.uk. I'm a new(ish) dad of one, and I created my website to help people in a similar situation to me. To clarify, that is “being totally at a loss as a father” – seriously, it was an entirely new world to me, as I expect it is to most people.

Anyway, one of the things that has defined our journey into parenthood is our desire to soften our impact on the environment. I have always looked for ways to live greener. We recycle, we do beach cleans (and recycle what we find), we reduce waste, reuse what we can. So what about having kids?

Environmental impact of children

This is something that has come to the fore recently with the publication of a study in the summer which made headlines. The authors suggest four great ways of reducing your personal carbon footprint. These are:

  1. Eat a plant-based diet
  2. Less aeroplane travel
  3. Live car-free
  4. Have one fewer child

These actions are a significant personal investment, indeed they represent a complete lifestyle change, but they do have a much, much greater impact.

Of course, reading this, I thought to myself – one fewer child? That's a big deal – but moving forward, lifestyle changes are going to have to factor into our environmental policy and education.

So, it got me thinking – what other things do I do to offset the impact of having children? These are what I came up with:

1 – Reusable baby wipes

I know from conversations I've had with other parents, the use of disposable baby wipes is still prevalent even among those who are more environmentally conscious.

The problem is that disposable baby wipes are made of plastic fibres. Even so, they are flushed down the toilet, or otherwise they go to landfill.

If they are flushed down the toilet, then they end up on our beaches – the Marine Conservation Society in the United Kingdom found that there is an average of 14.1 wet wipes per 100m on the UK's shores which is astounding.

The alternative is to use reusable baby wipes. I use cotton flannels which I simply soak in water with a little bit of mild castile soap, and that is perfectly adequate. In the long run, it also saves us a lot of money – another bonus.

2 – Reusable nappies

The obvious way to reduce one's impact on the environment when you have a small child or a baby is to use reusable cloth nappies.

Of course, most of these nappies come with an outer wrap which is made from plastic fibres which, during washing, enter the water system – a major drawback, to be sure.

Nonetheless, the environmental impact of reusable nappies may be less than that of disposable nappies.

The outer layer of a disposable nappy is usually made from woven plastic fibres, and sodium polyacrylate or another non-biodegradable polymer forms the absorbent core – both of these are petrochemical products. However, the cotton required to make cloth nappies has an environmental burden of its own. Since one has to opt for one way or the other, I choose reusable nappies.

The environmental benefits of reusable nappies can be further increased by 40% by using them on a second child or by selling them or giving them away to another new parent.

3 – Second hand clothes

Another simple thing that we have done is to buy used clothes from charity shops and thrift stores, second-hand clothes from friends and hand me downs.

This is a very simple yet very effective way of reducing waste and using fewer resources. Besides, you would have to be mad to buy all new clothes for a fast-growing newborn!

This also has the very welcome side effect of saving you quite a lot of money (although you won't be able to keep up with latest fashion trends).

4 – Sell or otherwise pass on clothes and cloth nappies

My fourth suggestion is related to these last couple of points – to sell or otherwise pass on clothes and cloth nappies.

We purchased two bin liners filled with second-hand cloth nappies (don't worry they were clean) and we intend to pass them and as many clothes as we can onto new parents in their turn.

5 – Line dry as much as possible

My final suggestion is not limited only to parents but could apply to anyone: it is to line dry as much as possible.

In the United Kingdom it is not practical to dry all of your laundry on a line outside in the sun but if your climate permits it then is a great idea to save energy.

It is also beneficial to at least occasionally dry your cloth nappies in the sun because UV radiation an antimicrobial effect and the sunlight also helps to bleach out any stains.

You could also dry on a clothes horse or online inside your home, but with the volume of washing that a baby produces it is not practical to do this for all of your laundry.

Conclusion

I have looked into how other people suggest you can be a greener parent, both in books and on the Internet. However, a lot of the suggestions are not very actionable.

They include things like purchasing solar panels and solar water heaters for your home and educating your children on environmental matters.

These things, while important, have a high barrier to entry (solar panels are even more expensive than cloth nappies!) or have a delayed effect. Of course, I will still raise my kids to be environmentally aware, not to be wasteful, and so on – but I wanted things I could do NOW!

Hopefully, these suggestions will give you some ideas of things that you can do right away to make a difference.

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Posted by Eco Warrior - November 29, 2017 at 9:59 am

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