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September 6, 2011

Baby and Child Boutiques: Our Planet Matters to You – How?

Filed under: Mama * Earth * Kids — charndra @ 7:00 am

Our Planet Matters to people in different ways. We each do our own little things to make a difference.

Let’s focus in on what our guests say matters to them the most about the environment at the moment. What matters to our guests who have Baby and Child Boutiques? Below are excepts from one of the questions answered by many of our guests. I thought I’d compile them into a series as they are thoughtful and interesting. The link will take you to their site or shop, the logo to their full guest post.

Our Planet Matters! Tell us your perspective on the environment – any aspect! What concerns you the most?

I think the concept of recycling is covered best by Rosie of Rosie’s Dolls Clothes who says:

Before throwing anything away we ask, ‘Can this be used by the local prep kids during their craft sessions?’   They are always thankful for my bags of cardboard cylinders from paper toweling and lunch wraps, empty thread spools, egg cartons, unusual boxes, scraps of different textured fabric, buttons removed from old clothing and anything else that looks interesting, even our old clothes get given to our neighbor who is a mechanic and always needs rags.

Which local kindy, reception, prep, early learning centre, playgroup or similar would benefit from your collecting of such things? We take our boxes to the primary school or kindy to use in their ‘making and building’ areas.

Little Bird Decor

Maryanne of Little Bird Decor says:

Our energy consumption is frightening, but what concerns me the most is that we are STILL not recycling the best we can. There are still so many things that people don’t recycle, for what ever reason. It is such a waste ending up in landfill. REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE!

Your Cheeky Monkey

Monique of Your Cheeky Monkey says:

A lot concerns me about our planet in our present time.  We seem to be such a truly wasteful society in so many ways.  But I do believe the hard work starts at home, one person CAN start making a difference, and if many people make small changes it will mean a huge change around the world.  I believe in replacing plastic shopping bags with re-usable ones.  I believe in cloth menstrual pads and nappies.  I believe in recycling and upcycling clothes and fabrics.  I believe in recycling as many household products as you can.  I believe in simple, natural and gentle products for the home and body.

Ollie Rose

Kobie of Ollie Rose says:

One of our environmental concerns is landfill and recycling.  Jemma started and runs our local Freecycle organization where people are encouraged to recycle items they would otherwise have thrown to landfill.

I think as a society we all could be doing so much more to reduce the amount of waste we throw out, even if it is only something small like composting our food scraps.

Vintage is Beautiful

Jenny of Vintage is Beautiful says:

At Vintage Is Beautiful we love finding fabrics and laces that can be re-purposed into lovely dresses and outfits for little ones… I love to recycle fabrics into new designs. I’m sure the people who made one of the vintage table cloths we found never thought it would be turned into bloomers and hat sets for darling little girls to run around in! We are also conscious of packing materials and use as little as possible, plus we also have bio-degradable plasic bags when doing a market stall.

Every little bit helps.

Rosie's Dolls Clothes

Rosie of Rosie’s Dolls Clothes says:

Since visiting my good friend in Germany in the late 80’s and witnessing their dedication to recycling (they had recycling bins way before we did), I have been extremely conscious of what gets thrown out into our landfill. And I’m proud to say that our recycling bin is always full and our general waste bin often only has two or three small bags of rubbish. We have a mulch heap for food scraps and lawn clippings, tree trimmings are mulched down and spread back around the garden.

Before throwing anything away we ask, ‘Can this be used by the local prep kids during their craft sessions?’   They are always thankful for my bags of cardboard cylinders from paper toweling and lunch wraps, empty thread spools, egg cartons, unusual boxes, scraps of different textured fabric, buttons removed from old clothing and anything else that looks interesting, even our old clothes get given to our neighbor who is a mechanic and always needs rags.

Nappy Rapz Baby Gifts

Vicky of Nappy Rapz Baby Gifts says:

I am most concerned about the products we use in our households. I try to clean with natural products or sometimes just hot water and a sponge. It means a little extra effort, but at least I forgo the toxic smells of other products.

Bambinos and Rugrats

Sarah of  Bambinos and Rugrats says:

With the increase in media, we are regularly transported via the net and TV into the lives and living standards of people in developing countries. This opened my eyes and heart and led me decision that Fair Trade Products will feature on Bambinos and Rugrats. Fair Trade is a positive step towards these people having better working conditions, better pay, local sustainability and fair trade terms for the farmers. What a beautiful message you send when you purchase fair trade baby products, knowing that you are also supporting families in developing nations.

And our comment question is the same:

Tell us your perspective on the environment – any aspect! What concerns you the most?

– Meet Our Guests –

– This is a regular feature of My Green Nappy in which family friendly sites are invited to contribute a post about their website. You’ll discover a bit about their ideas, specialties, what motivated their passion and what concerns them about the environment at the moment.

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