GO­ING GREEN

Parenting - - Letters -

I al­ways enjoy read­ing Par­ent­ing mag­a­zine and find the ar­ti­cles and in­for­ma­tion well-bal­anced. I par­tic­u­larly loved the ar­ti­cle in the Septem­ber/oc­to­ber is­sue called It’s easy be­ing green. As a fam­ily, be­ing 'green' is one of our val­ues. We try our best to be 'eco-friendly' and to live lives that are sus­tain­able. We have re­cently made our own ‘bee wraps’ for kids’ lunches (to re­place glad­wrap), and we reg­u­larly make our own clean­ing prod­ucts. Us­ing up left­overs for meals is some­thing we really get into as well and we have been sur­prised at how cre­ative and en­joy­able this can be. Our three year old loves to do the re­cy­cling and her favourite shops are the op-shops (long may this last!). We were in­ter­ested to read your idea about find­ing a park and keep­ing it clean. We have lots of great green spa­ces around to choose from and it would be a good way to help us talk to the kids about litter and the ef­fect it has on the wa­ter cy­cle and sea life. Thanks for the great idea. Keep them com­ing! Jenny Bar­row

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