The No Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting

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Guides parents who want to be green, but don't know how to balance that in a busy modern life

In this fun, practical, and inspirational guide, you’ll learn how to maintain your green values while raising your children, engaging with nature, and getting outdoors—all without feeling guilty about the inevitable compromises. Aimed at parents of zero to 10-year-olds, this book takes a humorous and lighthearted look at all things green and nature inspired. Based on Kate Blincoe’s own experiences as an eco-aware parent, the book’s message is that it’s not about being perfect—it’s about giving it a try, feeling the benefits for your family, and having fun while you do it. This guide provides essential advice on food and eating, eco-buying, learning and playing, family-friendly foraging, growing plants and food with your family, green days out, activities and parties, green parenting in the city, and balancing your green ideals in a busy life. Kate’s pragmatic approach will inspire you to balance green living with the realities of raising children.


Kate Blincoe is a freelance writer who works in public relations and environmental education, particularly for families.


"Full of inspired ideas and practical methods to get ‘back to nature’ in the modern world. Anyone wanting to find alternatives to screens and electronics should read this book." —Miranda Krestovnikoff, television and radio broadcaster, BBC's Coast and The One Show "As informed and informative as it is thoroughly 'reader friendly' in content, commentary, and presentation." —Susan Bethany, Midwest Book Review“This is an inspiring and practical book which will be of great interest to every parent who wants their children to have the kind of childhood they deserve.” —Sir Christopher Woodhead, Sunday Times columnist, former Chief Inspector of Schools"This book is packed full of green ideas and great ways to inspire your kids about nature, how to drag them away from the screens and feel great as you watch their eyes light up with the joy of the natural world.” —Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive, The Wildlife Trusts“This book contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration for green parenting. Dive in to this rich resource and have fun going green!” —Melissa Corkhill, editor, The Green Parent magazine"This is a true guide to making a difference and adding value to our children and the planet.” —Richard Powell OBE, Lifelong Environmental and Heritage Conservationist"This book carries a vitally important message that connecting kids to nature is critical for the future of our planet. The No Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting is as necessary as it is timely.” —Mark Cocker, naturalist, environmental activist, author, Birds Britannica“At last – a good parenting guide which doesn’t make you feel inadequate! You’ll see how greener parenting is more fun for your children – and more fun for you." —Patrick Barkham, author, Coastlines and The Butterfly Isles“So much in this book that I wish I knew when my children were small. A fabulous resource for new - and not so new – parents!’ —Sara Parkin, founder and firector, Forum for the Future"Kate Blincoe’s lively, easy-to-read book offers busy parents a wealth of simple and insightful ideas to help them provide their children with a nurturing and balanced childhood." —Dr. Teresa Belton, founding member, Play for Life; author, Happier People Healthier Planet