Creating a More Sustainable Home with Our Family This Summer
In our home, we recycle cardboard boxes, paper, glass and plastic on a regular basis. Our “blue” recycle bin is always full (I’m sure other bloggers out there can relate). Well, this summer, our family is going to be taking it one step further! Thanks to Unilever, we are going to take steps to “Be Your Own Farmers Market.” I am so excited about this activity and am looking forward to seeing our kids’ reactions to it as well.
So what exactly does it mean to “Be Your Own Farmer’s Market?” It means that we’ll be growing our own vegetables, fruits and herbs by up-cycling glass or plastic jars (such as Hellman’s mayonnaise containers). I haven’t ever done this before and am excited to find a new way to make our home more sustainable!
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products, Unilever is behind many much-loved brands that touch two billion people every day around the world. Unilever is also a global leader in promoting sustainable living – such as Lipton® working with the Rainforest Alliance to develop more sustainable approaches to tea farming or Hellmann’s® making a commitment to transition its entire product line to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2000.
In November of 2013, Unilever launched a new initiative promoting sustainable living. Unilever Project Sunlight is a long-term initiative to motivate people to live sustainably by inspiring them to create a brighter future for children. It aims to create a growing community of people who believe it’s possible to build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably, without compromising the needs of future generations.
Taking a cue from the optimistic outlook children have on the world, Unilever Project Sunlight launched a new short film, “The Way Kids See It,” to inspire people to take small actions to live sustainably. Unilever Project Sunlight created Summer Sunlight Activities to encourage families to adopt sustainable habits at home.
What do you do to have a sustainable home (i.e. up cycling, recycling, etc)?
While this post is part of a sponsored campaign by Unilever Project Sunlight,
all opinions and experiences expressed are entirely my own.