Tagged: sustainable families

A native tree for every Kiwi baby

Trees That Count-Kiwi Families

As gift ideas go for a baby shower, a native forest isn’t usually at the top of your go-to list ā€“ but if one charity gets its way, it soon will be. Continue reading »

Zero Waste Grocery Shopping in New Zealand

New Zealands City of Waste-Kiwi Families

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince fromĀ The Rubbish TripĀ continue their zero waste series with everything you need to know about zero waste grocery shopping in New Zealand.Ā  Continue reading »

Feed your family snacks with less waste!

How to feed your family snacks with less waste

Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince from The Rubbish Trip stop by with some timely advice about feeding your family snacks with less waste. Snacks that are cheaper, healthier and better for the environment! Continue reading »

4 Surprising natural cleaning products

4 Surprising natural cleaning products

Running a family household is hard enough without having to worry about what chemicals are leaching out of your cleaning products and into your kids. Did you know you can easily make your own natural cleaning products at home? Continue reading »

Holly Walker on sustainable parenting

Holly Walker on sustainable parenting

As a Former Green MP I spend a lot of time thinking about sustainability. My job involved advocating for a smart, green, sustainable future for all New Zealanders, and I could talk about this all day.Ā  Continue reading »

Gardening: A sustainable life

Gardening_ A sustainable life

Do you know where your food comes from? Do you know what has been done to it in order to get it to your table? Is it even in season?Ā  What about your vegetable peelings ā€“ what do you do with these? Continue reading »

7 steps to teaching your child autonomy

7 steps to teaching your child autonomy

OneĀ definition of sustainability is when all parts of a system are in a balanced state, allowing natural development. In a family system, this means each person’sĀ needs for food, shelter, stimulation and connection are met. As any parent knows, it can sometimes be hard to balance everyone’s needs, without someone compromising, or missing out (and it’s often the parent that misses out!). Here’s 7 steps to teaching your child autonomy, to help make your parenting more sustainable. Continue reading »

What really makes a sustainable family?

sustainable families

The word ā€˜sustainableā€™ comes with a lot of fish hooks attached. It seems simple enough ā€“ the dictionary definition is ā€œable to be continued.ā€ Itā€™s when you start to think about it that the problems appear. Continue reading »

Resetting sustainable routines after the holiday break

Back to school routines

With the school holiday already becoming a distant memory, and the school term getting into full swing, it’s an ideal time to establish some routines and expectations in the household for the whole family. Here’s some great ideas for resetting sustainable routines after the holiday break. Continue reading »

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