I have been challenged by Britmums and Unilever to take part in their #brightfuture campaign which encourages us to think about all the little changes that we can make each day to create a better future.
As part of the challenge I was sent some Unilever products to use and asked to think about the small changes that I could make or do already make which contribute to a more sustainable way of living.
What is the brightfuture initiative?
Unilever’s brightFuture initiative focuses on small changes that can make big differences and how we can build a world where everyone lives well and lives sustainably. 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.
Some interesting facts that I’ve learnt whilst taking part in this challenge:
- Six out of ten parents saying that they have started to live in a ‘greener’ way at home at the suggestion of their children.
- 83% of children continue to feel optimistic about their own future and 59% feel optimistic about the future of the environment.
- Most parents (between 70-80%) believe that, compared with themselves, their children will live longer, have a better education and better job prospects, and will enjoy life more, even if they will have to work harder to reap the rewards of the greater benefits ahead.
So how do I or can I make a difference?
1. We wash our clothes at 30 and wherever possible use a quick wash cycle in order to use less water.
2. We recycle everything that we can and talk to the kids about how important recycling is for the environment. We will often take them to recycling centres so they can be involved in the process as much as possible, I feel that this helps them to better understand.
3. We always turn off the tap whilst brushing our teeth so that we use less water. We do the same when we are washing our hands also.
4. We’ve all been using the Dove body wash and body lotion as it is so important to provide our children with the right resources which will help to boost their confidence. The Dove Self-Esteem Project has worked closely with leading psychologists, academics and experts to create materials, making a positive impact on 19 million young lives.
5. It’s important to keep the house clean and so we always use Domestos to ensure that our bathroom is a clean space for our children to use. We talk to them about germs and bacteria and how important hygiene is.
This post is an entry for BritMums #brightFuture Challenge, sponsored by Unilever.
Thanks for reading.