Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things. My name is Jenny, I am a mum of 3 young children, I have a love for making and baking (mostly brownies and lemon cake), always on the look out for creative ways of living and sharing this with others.
I started this journey this time last year when there as an opportunity as a parent of the school my children go to to make a small difference for a father’s day gift stall. This was a pop-up shop run by the school parents’ group where children can buy and wrap a gift for their dad. All of the money raised from the sale went back into the school. In the past gifts have often been made of plastic and sometimes single use and the general feeling was that parents wanted to move away from this and as a school they were wanting to be more mindful of the environmental impact.
My brief was to source a portion of then items to buy for £2 a unit and to sell for £3 that were green. I set upon my adventure which has led me to understand more about what it means to live sustainably, helping children to understand how to make better choices and live responsibly for the planet. I was also inspired by my son’s teacher who built herself an eco-house and continues to live out this lifestyle. She continues to be a big support. There is an emerging community of parents who are helping to inspire the wider school to be green. Even the small things can take you on a big adventure.
In this blog I am going to be exploring new ways of sustainable living with my little eco gift ideas and reviews. I am constantly asking myself:
What if eco is more more than the brown paper and string, lets add some colour to the word eco, making it simply beautiful and fun?