Updated: Jul 15
On 22nd April as the World celebrates the 51st annual Earth Day, here at Happy Cat Kids I want to do my little bit to support the cause too.
Now whilst I have the most incredible respect and admiration for those who campaign tirelessly to raise awareness of climate change or those living a zero waste or plastic-free lifestyle, I also know that this can sometimes feel intensely overwhelming. We can all too easily feel so confused and overwhelmed by the mammoth task that it can sometimes feel easier to bury our heads and do nothing or to feel that you just don't have the time or knowledge to constantly second-guess all your lifestyle and buying choices. Believe me, I have totally been there myself - I have definitely been someone who has thought: "I don't have time, I don't understand the implications of my choices so I'll leave it to someone who does", but in more recent years I have come round to the realisation that it doesn't matter if I don't fully understand how to make the very best choices for our environment in every moment, what matters is that I just do something!
So that is why I am asking you lovely supporters of Happy Cat Kids to join me this Earth Day in committing to just one small change.
Yes, it can be overwhelming to try and make all the right choices but just imagine, if everyone in the World changed just one thing for the better in terms of caring for our planet, what a difference that would make!
To get you started here are just a few examples of very small changes you could make:
Carry a re-usable water bottle with you to reduce your use of single-use plastic bottles
Plan your meals for the week to avoid too much food waste
Recycle as much of your household waste as you can
Switch to washable re-usable wipes for removing your make-up
Never leave the house without your shopping bags!
Check-out shampoo, conditioner, shower gel or deodorant bars (Lush do some fabulous ones!)
Consider buying pre-loved clothes
Switch to LED lightbulbs
Look for plastic alternatives when buying gifts
Wrap gifts in recyclable wrapping paper
Obviously, there are so many possibilities of things you can try, why not give one a go? So with that idea in mind, I wanted to share with you my top 5 eco-friendly toys available here at Happy Cat Kids. Maybe you will consider one of them as a replacement for a plastic toy? What's more, if you purchase your gift from me, I'll also gift-wrap it for free for you in fully-recyclable wrapping - win-win!!
So without further ado, here are my top 5 environmentally-friendly children's gifts:
Not only are these little soft toys s