Jack came home from school the other day singing a ‘Reduce Reuse Recycle’ song so I took it as an opportunity to chat with him about the environment (and legitimize the reasons why I go batty when he wastes water!).
I think most of us are trying to find ways to lessen our impact on the environment. With mocobabies we try to reduce our footprint by using very little in the way of packaging – our tins are our packaging; the tins are functional in that they can be reused many times over (great crayon tins, one customer even used them to hold q-tips!) and we reuse and recycle everything we can.
Jackson just celebrated his fifth birthday and we were very conscious of the environment when trying to figure out what we could do for his loot-bag. We didn’t want to send home a bag full of things that would be tossed in the garbage after a few minutes of play or toys that would go untouched. It was a ‘Calling all Superheroes’ party with just a few friends so we decided to make the kids official. Upon arrival each child had their picture taken in their best superhero pose. They then told us their superhero name, their powers, favourite colour and superhero hobbies. My incredibly talented and creative husband had made a logo for our little “League of Extraordinary Kids (LEK)”. While I had Jack and his friends drawing their superhero pictures on their LEK paper, my husband was putting their pictures into his layout to create a baseball style superhero card. Each card had the child’s picture, their real and superhero name and their ‘stats’. Thankfully we rarely throw anything out and Chris was able to dig through his childhood baseball card collection to find a few plastic holders. Each child went home with their superhero credentials (their art, the questionnaire and the stats card) in a ‘top secret’ LEK envelope along with a Spiderman pen and a cupcake they had decorated (the cupcake box was also recyclable). The kids had a great time taking part in it and (almost) everything that went home was repurposed, recyclable or edible!
We would love to hear some of your earth-friendly ideas! If you’ve put together a great loot-bag, reused our tins for another purpose or have an idea of what you can do this Earth Day and beyond to help reduce your footprint, we’d love to hear it! I’d love to make this an ongoing theme and keep sharing ideas to help make the planet healthy and safe for our children and theirs.“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” ~Native American Proverb
Happy Earth Day!