The 17th to the 23rd is Random Acts of Kindness Week so we wanted to remind you of a few ways you can be kind to nature.
Feeding the Birds
Feeding the birds truly brings me such joy. In our garden we have Cheeks, the blackbird who is easily identifiable thanks to his white cheeks. We also have robins, woodpeckers, greater spotted woodpeckers, thrush, long tailed tits and more! It really does not cost a lot to feed the birds and brings us so much joy!
This is free, easy and reduces your workload! Why not leave an area of your garden a little wild to attract some bumbling bees into your garden? With a reduction over the years of their habitats every little thing helps.
Rubbish, junk and litter. Not only is it unsightly, but it isn’t good for our local wildlife. Could you head out and do a litter pick to help care for your local area? Again, it is free and not only positively impacts your life but those of others around you. In our wee village we have an award every year for the Villager who makes a difference to our lives and last years was won by a mum who regularly heads out to litter pick.
Donate Old Clothes
This one might be a little tricky in lockdown but the clothes banks in supermarkets are still taking and you can always put clothes aside until the shops re-open. Donating old clothes helps reduce demand for new clothes which in turn reduces the amount of textiles produced and resources required to produce them. In the same way as recycling your rubbish helps the environment, donating old clothes does the same.
Spend Time Outdoors with Kids
It has been shown that if kids spend time outdoors they are more likely to develop a sense of place. This not only reduces vandalism but also encourages the children to develop sustainable values and care for their environment. I have talked before about how time outdoors as a kid helped me become the person I am now and create Love Outdoor Learning so you never know how time outdoors can impact on kids in the long run.