There is no doubt that family life adds an extra ‘dimension’ and sometimes additional challenges to our attempts to live sustainably. But I also know that having a family can often be the catalyst that gets us started looking for ways to reduce our impact on the planet.
Family doesn’t have to mean the traditional 2.4 kids, I’m also thinking about family in the wider sense, like our own parents, and aunts and uncles and cousins, and friends too. There’s even a post coming this month for our furry family (pets!).
Whatever ‘family’ means to you, and whatever your family looks like, here are 5 simple ways to get started living more sustainably: