Tips to Encourage Your Family to Have a Sustainable Living

By Shannon Gurnee
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January 19, 2021
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Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about Tips to Encourage Your Family to Have a Sustainable Living.

Practicing good green green habits are great for your home. With natural resources being drained out each and every day, going green is an effective way to live a sustainable life and save the earth in a way. Now that you have already been living the green life, encouraging your family to embrace some habits and concepts will definitely help in improving your lifestyle. 

hands feet in grass(Tips to Encourage your Family Have a Sustainable Living, credit: Pexel)

There are many ways we can live eco-friendly lifestyles without sacrificing the convenience that we know of. Whether you are in college or at home, living a clean, healthy and sustainable life can help you in every area of your life. For instance, you may build a septic system in your property since it is more eco-friendly than having your home connected to a municipal sewer system. Just make sure that you schedule a septic tank pumping periodically for its maintenance. 

Here are 5 tips to encourage family to implement green measures at home:

Eco-Friendly products 

The first step is introducing eco friendly products to your family. By doing so you raise awareness of the  products and start encouraging them to implement new ways to their lifestyle. Once they learn that they aren’t forced to do without certain luxuries, they’ll be more apt to purchase the eco-friendly version of the items instead.


There are plenty of groups and organizations that opt to do something pro-earth such as cleaning a beach, planting trees, etc. These organizations are constantly looking for people who can assist them in their journey to a sustainable living. When other people can see the good that they’re doing by changing their habits or pitching in where other people have made messes, they’re more apt to make green living a sustainable lifestyle choice.

Creative Green Gifting 

By giving products to family for anniversaries and birthdays, are a great way of informing your family about being eco-friendly. Gifts with a conscience are much easier to find these days. With plastics polluting oceans and seas, you can look out for recyclable packaging or products that help reduce carbon footprint like bamboo straws. One such site that helps in encouraging people to go green is Ecoy. There are plenty of items to choose from on this website. Take a look around to get ideas for the next birthday or holiday you plan on celebrating.


Making recycling easier at home by setting up recycling bins.  Teach people to identify the different types of recyclable goods and after some time, they will instinctively place recyclables in the appropriate bins and you won’t need to prompt them to.

Recycle Sustainable Living(Tips to Encourage your Family Have a Sustainable Living, credit: Pixabay)


A fun way of encouraging going green is to conduct swaps at home. Where every member brings in something they don’t need or want and exchanges it with an eco-friendly product. Once they are accustomed to the new products and benefit from it. They will naturally opt for the green products.

The more you use your voice to educate, inform, and encourage others, the better chances you have of having the people you know and care about be in agreement about the things that matter most to you.


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “Tips to Encourage Your Family to Have a Sustainable Living”

  1. Rust says:

    All good tips! I especially like the idea of swapping.

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