It’s half term! Why not have some fun with Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It?
Everyday we use single use plastic items such as plastic bottles, straws, coffee stirrers, plastic bags and food containers. These are items that are only used once then thrown away. These pose a threat to the sea and ocean life. It’s not only an issue that affects adults but kids too. Living in Cornwall with many beaches around, I see plastic bottles and tops many a time washed up on the beaches.
This is why Sky has launched a 12-episode series, Sky Ocean Rescue – Dive In & Do It, which introduces kids to the issues surrounding plastics and discusses the problems they pose for our oceans and sea life.
Each episode suggests tips and life hacks for kids to dive in and reduce their use of single use plastics in a fun, interactive way. Ideal for activities this half term to keep them busy and beyond.
Ways to reduce single use plastics can include things like using a reusable bag instead of plastic bags. Use a reusable water bottle and paper straws. Ideas like these will help reduce the need of single use plastics and our reliance on them.
You might think that going green is just about helping the planet. But actually, it could help you too and greatly improve your life.
One of the obvious ways going green could help is through saving money.
By using less energy, you’ll also be spending less money on your bills which is fantastic. It certainly makes life easier when you’re trying to raise a family. To save money on your bills, you can start by switching on the heating a little less through the year. Instead, wrap up warm through winter and maybe buy some thicker curtains. If you do this, we’re sure there will be no need for those expensive fuel bills.
Here are few other ways going green could improve your life.
I’m always on the look out for tips on recycling at home. We have the normal bags and boxes for sorting out the household waste, but I’ve always wanted to go one step further. I suppose you could say that we do have our eco-living ways.
I think it boils down to growing up in a house with not a lot of money. My dad is a mastermind of inventions. He will find a use for anything and everything. It was great fun growing up watching him at work with his ideas. He used everybit of spare wood or metal he could find. Making gates, chicken houses, building sheds… the list is endless!
My mum loves to browse charity shops. She always used to find hidden gems for us as kids. Hardly worn clothes, bags and books, toys. They really did make every penny count. Nowadays as people struggle to keep their heads above water, these eco-living ways are hugely popular. I’m a frugal person who saves everything. I have this thing that I know it could come in useful one day, or as my husband calls it hoarding!
Since becoming a parent I have often thought about baby girl’s future. How can we create a Bright Future for our children? We have been set a challenge by Unilever called #brightFuture to discover little things as a family we can do to change the future for the better.
At the heart of the Unilever brightFuture initiative is the goal to unite communities and encourage small changes in everyday life that have a positive impact on the world.
Here are some of our little things we have changed to help make our world a better place and to shape a bright future:
- Turning the tap off when brushing teeth
- Re-using boxes and bottles/jars
- Composting fruit and veg peelings
- Turning the TV off and not leaving it on standby
- Remembering to turn off lights when leaving a room
- Meal Planning, so we don’t buy food to waste.
- Only use reusable bags