Best ways to encourage your friends to live more sustainably

Have you made some eco-friendly swaps and now want your friends and family to make some lifestyle changes too? 

We know how challenging it can be to persuade those close to you to live life a little greener. Even those with the best intentions can get distracted by the everyday demands of life and turn to convenience.

To help you out, we’ve pulled together some top tips to subtly introduce your friends to easy, sustainable switches for their everyday! Just remember, a small change can make a huge difference, especially when it becomes routine.

 

Volunteer together

Pick a date, roll up your sleeves and spend an afternoon volunteering!  Help at a local beach clean or try tree planting or monitoring wildlife – the list of volunteer opportunities is endless!  Not only will you be having fun whilst doing something rewarding, but you will also be showing your friends how easy it is to actively help make a difference to the environment and your local area.

 

Planet-friendly gifts

If you have a friend’s birthday coming up why not gift them something kind to the planet that they can use every day?

Looking for some inspiration? Change up your friend’s daily beauty routine with reusable make-up wipes, zero-waste hair and body bars and bamboo make-up brushes! We sell gift cards too.

P.S. Remember to use biodegradable wrapping paper!

 

Take a trip to your local refill shop or market

Take your friends to a local refill shop or market and let the homemade treats and goodies do the talking.  From that one visit, we’re sure your friends will be swayed to shop there more often, helping to support the local community whilst reducing their carbon footprint and food miles at the same time!

 

Upcycle day!

Stuck for something to do? Helping a friend declutter or to move house?  These are perfect opportunities to grab the sewing machine, channel your creative vibes, and have an upcycling day!  It’s time to turn your unwanted clothes or furnishings into something bespoke and unique.

 

Try something new…

Make a pact to try a plastic-free alternative. At Bloom & Nora, we love helping to do our bit for the environment by using reusable sanitary pads. Why not make the switch too?  Our Bloomers and Noras are super comfy and perfect for all flows (yes, even super heavy periods!) And can be washed and reused over and over!

Did you know, a staggering 200,000 tonnes of menstrual waste ends up in landfills every year in the UK?  So, by switching to reusable sanitary pads, even part-time, you really will be helping to make a difference.

 

Get social

How many times have you clicked on a link that your friend has shared with you?  A quick and simple way to put the spotlight on brands that are committed to helping the environment is to tag or mention your friend in one of your favourite brand’s social media posts. Keep an eye out for amazing eco-friendly giveaways too! 

 

Host a clothes swap party

Clothes swapping is a great way to save money, get rid of your unwanted items AND reduce the amount of clothes going to landfill – win, win!  If you’re not keen on hosting a clothes swap party, go on a charity shopping spree with your friends – you’ll still be helping to save items from landfill and giving pre-loved clothes a new lease of life! 

 

Suggest an eco-swap

If you’ve found a planet-friendly alternative that you love, don’t be afraid to shout about it to your friends!  If you love it, your friends will too.