A child does it. The adult dares not. A child has open eyes, is curious and sensitive to nature. A child learns to lie at a young age in order to fit into their society. Today’s child sees the truth about pollution and global warming. They see and feel suffering and change within their own environment. Climate change impact is visible to everyone who cares to look.
Baby say “No”
Write to Santa and tell him you don’t want anything made with plastic. Write to him today because it may take a long time for Santa read your letter. Especially if every child writes to Santa this year.
$89 billion is spent annually on toys. If every child asks for biodegradable toys, the industry will respond. Say no to plastic toys. There are plenty of options already on the market. Books, jigsaw puzzles, board-games, paper craft are a quick alternative.
Tell your family you are happy to get a second-hand toy. If you are concerned about germs or bugs, simply pop the soft toy in the freezer for a few days or take it in the shower for a wash and dry it in the sun. Saving old toys can be a creative hobby. And sometimes that toy becomes a valuable antique.
Baby is Nurtured
Every parent in the world loves their child. Many parents will give the only remaining food in the kitchen to their children first. But they often give food that the baby screams for and not what is good for baby or for the planet. Billions of babies are fed bottled milk instead of healthy breast-feeding The economic pressures against breast feeding are concerning the World Health Organisations. Good health helps the planet. So, if you are child. Say “No thanks” to sweets and additives and become friends with healthy foods.
Baby is Adored
Why is the fashion industry is driven mostly by young people? Because young people need new clothes as they grow. In recent decades these young people have also become a symbol of vitality and beauty. Everyone wants to look beautiful. That’s why the beauty industry is worth billions. Yet in the 70s it was cool to look natural. To have natural hair colour, natural fibres and no make-up. Make natural the new best thing.
Beautiful But Deadly – Most Clothes Clog Oceans
Most children’s clothes are made with artificial fibres. Nylon, polyester, acrylic, polyolefin and spandex are in most clothes sold today. If you can’t see what the fibre is, don’t choose that garment. Why? Plastic fibres shed microfibres every time they are washed. These clothes were also toxic to the workers and the factory environment when they were first made. Search for natural fibres like organic cotton, linen, wool, and silk. Best of all, embrace hand-me-down clothes. Get pre-loved clothes. They are comfy and cost a lot less on the earth.
Protest with Cheeky Smile
You can use a lot less energy if you walk to school. Some communities have walking buses – groups of children with a caring adult. Going to sleep early and waking up with the sun to use natural light for play and study is an easy way to save energy.
Get Close To Nature
Each time you go outside, you are getting to know nature and how she works. The closer our mind gets to know nature, then the smarter we get in working with natural energies and valuing the great diversity of the natural world. Getting outdoors is healthy for bodies and minds. Being outdoors is our best way to observe and react to change. But rather than just monitoring our own extinction, we invent ways to reduce our impact. Being outdoors in the fresh air builds our resistance to germs, is fun education and uses a lot less energy than being indoors. Get outside and get grubby.
Growing food is super easy. Any child can do it. Use food-waste to make compost, provide seeds and tubers. You don’t need to spend a cent. Getting permission is harder than asking for forgiveness. Just start beside an abandoned ditch and see if anyone notices. Grow food, build a clean environment and share it.