If you’ve been following my blog, then you have, no doubt, read about my passion for all things green. You can read all of my “green” posts, including those that are focused around Earth Day here. Earth Day is almost here and I still have information I’d like to share with you on ways you can make a difference in your home and community.
Kids Konserve was launched last year after founders Lynn Julian and Chance Claxton identified a need for managing and reducing the excessive amount of household trash that seemed to accumulate regularly. Environmental issues are discussed openly in our society. It’s important for children to understand the current state of our environment and why it’s important to practice conservation. I did not know this, but according to the site, one child generates 67 pounds of lunchtime trash every school year. Wow! Foil, plastic bags, juice boxes, napkins, wrappers, and plastic silverware are just a few of the disposable items that come to mind. I’d like to think that the schools are recycling some of these items, but realistically, they’re probably ending up in landfills. Out of their concern arose Kids Konserve, “a complete line of reusable food storage options” which includes individual reusable containers and beverage bottles.
The company prides itself on using only the safest, most durable materials to ensure a waste-free lunch system. All of their products are BPA, lead, and phthalate-free. The products are derived from durable, environmentally approved materials. And…the designs and colors are vibrant and attractive to children (the butterfly design is my favorite). I like how the system makes children active participants in the process of conservation. Parents can engage in education-based conversation with their children as to why it’s important to reuse versus just throwing containers in the trash. I think that schools should definitely think about introducing a system like this into their lunch program. The site has a wealth of information on how schools can take the Waste-Free Lunch Challenge.
I have to admit that there are times when I’ll see a product deemed as “green” or “eco-friendly” and think that it’s too much work to switch over. I don’t feel that way about Kids Konserve. In fact, the system actually makes eco-sense to me. I received a Butterfly Stainless Steel Bottle to review and I have to say that it’s definitely eco-chic! The bottle even has a hook so kids won’t lose it. I love stainless steel because it keeps beverages cold for a long time. And…if you refrigerate the bottle overnight you’ll have a cold beverage all day!
This Earth Day I challenge you to go waste-free with Kids Konserve! They’ve just added their all-new Kids Konserve Party Pak which is perfect for classroom events, birthday parties, and family picnics.
Now through April 22, purchase a Squiggle Stainless Steel Bottle and Name Tag for only $9.00.
Save for 10% now through May 31 with the code “rockin”