Children really bring home to you the important things in life. You want to make the world the best place for them to grow up in; to be physically fit and emotionally intelligent to handle whatever life throws at them. Unilever are sponsoring the #brightFuture challenge to unite communities and encourage small changes in everyday life that have a positive impact on the world.
Here are some little steps that we take in our attempt to change the future for the better..
- Meal planning cuts down on food waste. It also can help you to eat healthier and more economically. Since having children we hardly ever have take aways and most meals are cooked from scratch. The boys also help me whenever they can so they will appreciate the work that goes into making a nutritious, delicious meal and give them confidence in cooking. When shopping we also look out for Fairtrade products to benefit the producers.
- Using Unilever products such as Persil, who encourage children to get dirty with their #dirtisgood campaign, allows us to wash at lower temperatures educating children in using less water and energy. The boys still get to enjoy the fresh air and not worry about that washing the clothes at the end of the day is damaging to the environment.
- Using Domestos in the kitchen and bathroom ensures a clean and hygenic space for our children
- Having fun with the recycling creating junk models is always a winner in our house and shows children that creating something cool doesnt have to be expensive.
Unilever also unveiled itself as the official founding partner of the Heads Together campaign, in May this year. Heads Together is a group of eight charities planning to change the national conversation and tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. This, coupled with their Dove Self Esteem project to create materials and resources that help young people develop a positive relationship with their appearance is a fantastic initiative in my opinion. The project has now reached over 19 million young lives.
Small changes can make a big difference. Since the launch of the Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever has helped 482 million people to improve their health and hygiene, including through hand washing, improving self-esteem and oral hygiene.
What do you think to this campaign?
What small changes can you make to help?
This post is an entry for BritMums #brightFuture Challenge, sponsored by Unilever