Jessica Alba has made it her business to go green – literally. Her Honest Company line of earth-friendly baby supplies just turned one year old, and, as we reported here on Babble, she just partnered with zulily to sell the Honest goods on the popular moms’ shopping site.
But she doesn’t leave her principles at the office door. As she recently told Celebrity Baby Scoop, she works hard to instill them in her two daughters as well.
“First and foremost, we try to model and practice eco-friendly habits for the girls,” she says. “Otherwise, we talk to them about being mindful and explain that things can be turned into something else one day.”
Watching Mom and Dad separate the recyclables from the rest of the trash sends that message home to Honor and Haven in a concrete way. So do their crafting sessions with Jessica, where they turn “junk” like cardboard boxes into houses and other creations.
It’s also important for kids to understand that the food they eat doesn’t just magically appear from nowhere. Jessica says that Honor, now four, helps tend the family herb garden. It helps her “understand the steps to growing food (including patience!), how it ultimately lands on her plate, and about being a good steward of the planet.”
Honor enjoys helping out in the kitchen, which is another way to encourage an appreciation for the earth’s bounty – not to mention a good incentive to eat her veggies!
To further help other moms transition into green living, Jessica has written a book, The Honest Life, which will hit shelves in March. The how-to has tons of tips on enjoying non-toxic living without sacrificing fashion.
“I hope people will be inspired to make the ideas their own and find what works for them,” she enthuses.
Let us know: How do you help your kids think green?
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