How to bring up a child with small carbon footprints

Britain’s latest parenting guru is science writer and mother-of-two Zion Lights with her Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting. This enters a world that has often been seen as hippy or for the too-posh-for-Pampers set (or a combination of both). But that’s unfair. It’s 25 years since Juliet Solomon codified earth mother and father techniques in Green Parenting, and the big aim remains bringing up children with small ecological footprints.

This is a tough ask. In industrialised economies, one child will be responsible, over their lifetime, for consumption and pollution equating to that of 30 to 50 children in the developing world.

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Source: Guardian Environment