Putting down roots and watching our family grow can come with a side of guilt these days. We worry about our impact on the planet and what it will be like for our children growing up. With life being as busy as it can be, driving our family to become more eco-friendly can seem incredibly overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be complicated. Making small, simple changes to our routine can be the most efficient way to reduce our carbon footprint. At Kit & Kin, we are passionate about creating a better world for our children and as a B Corp, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. So, from the Kit & Kin family to yours, here are five simple ways to be more eco-friendly:
Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Using eco-friendly cleaning products is a simple yet effective way to reduce your environmental impact. Conventional cleaning products often contain aggressive chemicals that can harm both your health and the environment. Switch to natural cleaning products made from natural ingredients using non-toxic formulas to make your home a healthier and safer place to be.
Buy Sustainable Products
When shopping, choose sustainable products made from materials that are plant-based, renewable or recyclable. Avoid single-use plastics and opt for reusable alternatives, such as cloth shopping bags, refillable water or dispenser bottles or bamboo utensils. If you are a new parent, look for eco nappies or cloth nappies. Choosing products made from recycled materials also helps reduce waste and conserve resources.
Reduce Energy Consumption
Reducing your energy consumption is another quick fix towards a smaller carbon footprint. Turn off lights and unplug appliances when not in use, and choose energy-efficient products that are designed to consume less power. Installing a programmable thermostat can also help you to save energy and reduce your heating and cooling costs.
Grow Your Own Food
Growing your own food is an excellent way to reduce your environmental impact and eat healthier. You can start with a small garden or even grow herbs and vegetables in pots. By growing your own food, you can avoid harmful pesticides and herbicides and reduce your carbon footprint by bypassing the transportation of food.
Support Sustainable Businesses
Supporting sustainable businesses is a simple yet effective way to promote sustainability. Brands that are B Corp certified are a good place to start, as the certification goes to businesses that prioritise people and planet over profits. At Kit & Kin, we are a B Corp certified family lifestyle brand committed to creating a better world for our children. All of our products are kinder to you and kinder to our planet. From eco-friendly baby products, such as eco nappies and biodegradable wipes, to natural skincare and eco cleaning products.
We hope that by starting your journey towards sustainability with these five simple steps you will find that a greener lifestyle does not have to be daunting or time consuming.