Raising Eco Minimalists

The Sustainable(ish) Guide to Green Parenting with Jen Gale - Ep. 10

June 25, 2021 Laura Durenberger Season 1 Episode 10
Raising Eco Minimalists
The Sustainable(ish) Guide to Green Parenting with Jen Gale - Ep. 10
Show Notes

You may know the name Jen Gale, or recognize the 'Sustainable(ish) name. Well, this episode I'm excited to share my interview with Jen where we talk about all things eco-parenting!

Jen's book The Sustainable(ish) Guide to Green Parenting came out in May of 2021, and after I read it, I knew it was a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to have kids, who has kids, or who has kids in their lives. There are great tips not only for green parenting, but that are applicable even if you don't have kids.

Here's what we talk about:

  • What a buy nothing year is, and how to do one
  • The the concept of "having less children is the most eco-friendly", and our thoughts on that
  • An eco committee and what it is
  • How to introduce big topics like the climate crisis to kids
  • How to address a reluctant family/partner/roommate
  • A ta-da list, and how it can help us on our sustainable living journey
  • What a reusable party pack for kids birthday party is, and how to create one

Resources mentioned in this episode (some links may contain affiliate links, which helps support our amazing guests and this podcast):

  1. Octonauts
  2. Related: 30 Shows, Movies, and Documentaries for Young Kids about Earth
  3. Related: Plogging: What it is and how it can help the earth and your anxiety
  4. How bad are bananas book
  5. Wild Tribe Hero books
  6. Episode 5 with Jess Purcell
  7. Sustainab(lish) episode on party packs 
  8. Party kit network

Where to find Jen Gale:

-The Sustainable(ish) guide

-The Sustainable(ish) guide to Green Parenting

-Sustainable(ish) podcast

-Sustainable(ish) website 

-Knackered Moms Eco Club

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