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A simple act can have a big impact: Teaching your kids about sustainable living

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It's never too early (or too late!) to start caring about the environment. Educating ourselves, family, friends, and especially our children is powerful ... if TODAY is the day to start learning and doing better by the environment, then yaaaay, we're celebrating with you!

Taking care of the planet we all share is going to make a better world for our children and our children's children.

Helping our children develop a sense of social responsibility is imperative, and as the world becomes more and more aware of the importance of sustainability, it is vital we teach our kids about a more sustainable lifestyle. We can all try one new thing each day, and by the end of the month that's 30 sustainable actions we're taking on a daily basis! (read more about that below)

Here are some ways you can teach your kids about sustainable living:

Explain what sustainability is.

Explain what sustainability is.

Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is important to teach our children about sustainability because we want them to be able to live COMFORTABLY and SAFELY on this planet for a long time. 

Teach them about renewable resources.

Teach her about renewable resources.

Renewable resources are those which can be replenished naturally, such as solar energy, wind energy, and water. It's important for our children to understand that these are sustainable sources of energy that will never run out. They need to learn about the importance of conserving these resources so that they can be used by future generations.

Tell them about the environmental impact of a single person on the Earth.

Tell her about the environmental impact of a single person on the Earth.

The average person has a significant impact on the environment, both directly and indirectly.

In our previous blog post, we mentioned that on average, a woman disposes of 10,000 to 12,000 menstrual products over the course of her lifetime. That means, more and more waste is being dumped into our oceans and landfill. Since sanitary pads are 90% made of plastic, they take more than 500 to 800 years to decompose. 

Teach her how a simple act can have a big impact.

Teach her how a simple act can have a big impact.

Teaching your children about sustainable living is important in helping them to understand the environmental impact of their actions and learning how to make choices that minimise that impact.

Also, by educating them on how their choices in sanitary products can have a huge impact on the Earth is a great start to helping them develop a sense of responsibility for the environment and our planet.


Here at Knicked, we care for our planet.

Here at Knicked, we care for our planet.

90% of every sanitary pad is plastic and it’s estimated that it takes between 500-800 years to biodegrade!

It’s documented that every female could in a lifetime purchase and use 10,000 disposable sanitary products, that's around 130kg of period waste per person which all ends up in landfill and oceans, that is until now – Knicked is the most effective underwear to eliminate period waste for girls who are beginning their journey through to womanhood.

Replacing single-use disposable period products with Knicked will not only save you money and your daughter from embarrassing leaks, but also protect our beautiful planet.

There are many benefits to teaching your children about sustainable living. It can help them develop a sense of responsibility for the environment, as well as understanding the importance of conserving resources and protecting our planet. Finally, by teaching your children about sustainable living, you can help them make a difference in the world now – and for generations to come!

What's ONE thing you could do today, to live a more sustainable life? 

30 ways in 30 days ~ live a more sustainable life! 

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