Earth Day is right around the corner. While we try to be conscious of our impact on the environment every day, this time of year is a great reminder to take inventory of the impact we are having on the earth. In the past, we have shared 5 small changes you can make to be a little more green, how to go green around the house, and why green is so important to us.
This year we decided to take a closer look at what is really going on with waste in America and the environmental and economic impact of reusable and disposable food pouches. See what we learned in this infographic:
Happy Earth Day! This week we are focusing on all things green and simple ways to go green.
With the massive amounts of information available about eco-this and sustainable-that, the pressure to be "green" can be overwhelming. We don't claim to be perfect (what fun would that be, anyways?), but we do understand that even small changes and choices that seem inconsequential can make an impact. The best advice we can give is to determine what is most important and realistic for your family. The realistic piece is key here. Don't bite off more than you can chew or, no matter what your intentions, you may end up with a stockpile of cloth diapers that never get used.
Here's are some little green things you can do:
Happy Earth Week! We love Earth Day because it is an opportunity for us to step back and take a look at the impact we have on our environment and make some simple changes that have a big impact.
But we think every day should be Earth Day. Swapping out disposable food pouches for Little Green Pouch is an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint. So this year, we want you to stop throwing away food pouches, and start reusing them. Think of the waste you will be saving. To help get you started, we are offering 20% off all orders through Friday, April 25th.
Shop online and use promo code EARTHDAY20 at checkout. Happy (Earth) Saving!
Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, lead, polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...it's for very good reason that you won't find any of these chemicals in Little Green Pouch’s reusable food pouches.
We developed our pouches for feeding our own kids healthy, real food on the go (see Melissa’s What's in Parker's Pouch blog series!). That's why we really did our homework to find the safest materials for our reusable food pouches--and we continue to do our homework, to make sure it stays that way.
We want the safest products for our kids and for yours.
So today, we're kicking off our Little Green Means Green blog series on environmental topics related to health. In the coming months, we'll be talking about BPA, phthalates, sun protection and skincare products, toxic chemicals in fragrances, parabens, pesticides and many other topics.
We want to share things we've researched and information we've learned that will help you make the healthiest choices for your family and the planet we share.
It's a complex equation. So many factors, so many unknowns, SO much information. And as parents, we're right there with you, figuring it out on the fly, doing the best we can!
So as excited as we are to share all of this info with you, we're equally excited to learn the great information you have to share. We hope you'll chime in on our Little Green Pouch Facebook community and share the great resources and information you've discovered.
First on our list to share, this incredible TED Talk we just discovered...
This TED Talk features filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer, maker of the film Toxic Baby, and scientist Tyrone Hayes, who studies the effects of common farming chemicals on frogs and amphibians.
In it, Penelope shares her personal story about environmental pollution affecting her first baby--it’s both tough to hear and powerful motivation to take action.
Give it a watch, and let us know what you think!
Earth Day is coming up on Monday, April 22nd and we wanted to share some tips on easy things you can do to make your everyday life a little greener. We are committed to doing our part to protect our environment for future generations, and every little bit helps. This Earth Day make the choice to add one or two new green acts to your daily routine.
AROUND THE HOUSE
See The Light
Installing a compact fluorescent bulb (CFL) is the quickest and easiest way to save energy. CFLs convert most of the energy they use into light rather than heat, making them more energy efficient. Bonus: They consume about 75 percent less electricity and last up to 10 times longer, saving you money!
Any electronics with LED (light emitting diode) that glows even after you turn it off continues to draw power (that you pay for). Unplug your TV, cell phone charger, and printer from wall sockets and plug them into power strips instead. When you leave a room, flip the strip switch to cut the flow of electricity.
IN THE KITCHEN
Did you know that typical grocery store produce travels nearly 1,500 miles before it ends up on your plate? That means added pollution, not to mention food that isn't very fresh. Shop at your local farmers market, join a CSA, and request that your local grocery store carries more local foods. Remember, vote with your fork! Buying from local farmers means you're not only getting the freshest food possible, you're saving energy.
Make Convenience Food Eco-Friendly
As parents, we appreciate convenience, and the market for convenience food aimed at parents of little ones is vast. We've all seen the aisles full of disposable food pouches. Before we created Little Green Pouch, those pouches were often the only thing that got Maggie through a trip to the grocery store with her two boys. But the waste is just mind-boggling.
This Earth Day we challenge you to make the switch to creating your own convenience food. With a little planning and prep, you can have healthy on-the-go snacks at your finger tips without the waste of other store-bought snack. Bonus: you will also know exactly what you are feeding your little ones. Buy fruit, veggies, grains, yogurt and other favorite foods in bulk. Check out our recipes for some of our favorites. Fill your Little Green Pouch with the cooked and pureed yumminess of your choice, label and pop in the freezer. When you need a convenient snack, throw a pouch in your bag and you are ready to go!
~ GO GREEN GIVEAWAY ~
To make going green in the kitchen even easier, we are giving away a Little Green Pouch Starter Kit! Enter below by 11:59 p.m. PST Monday April 22nd for a chance to win:
4-Pack of Little Green Pouch
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