Family & Social Child Developement
6 Tips for an Eco-Friendly Birthday Party
The full article was originally published here: http://secondsguru.com/party-planning-making-your-childs-birthday-more-eco-friendly/
A birthday bash is a time for indulgence, and we parents are often so intent on creating that 1 fabulous day that we forget the rules we teach our kids the other 364 days of the year. We don’t count the number of sweets on the plate, give in to tantrums, say yes to a late night request, and so on. And why not, it is a special day!
Luckily, as I found out, throwing a low-waste birthday party does not mean making your children cry. It just needs a little advance planning – and if you’re not a stranger to trying to reduce your carbon footprint – no extra effort even!
Here are some pointers you can use:
There is always so much more that we can do to make our life greener – in fact, the list for improvement is so long that it is intimidating. The trick is to start somewhere, anywhere on that list… and take it one step at a time. I didn’t reach my zero-waste goal for this party at all, but hopefully next year I will have a better story to tell. Fingers crossed!
About the Author:
Anuja is the co-founder of Secondsguru, an eco-lifestyle portal. She wishes the world used less plastic, grew more trees, supported ethical brands and found happiness in things other than things! To make her wishes come true, she writes articles that can make the journey to sustainability easy. She also leads talks and workshops with students, and of course, lectures her 6-yr-old twins more than necessary!
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