Being the mother of a 5-year-old boy, many of the toddler gadgets, chewable toys and baby supplies are behind me. Now, I look ahead to the first school supply shopping extravaganza as my son and I excitedly prepare for kindergarten! It seems like only moments ago I was thinking about diapering options and smashing cooked carrots for home-made baby food. My colleague Holly Fowler (Manager of Conservation Programs) has a nearly 2-year-old, and I’m glad to share some of her eco-friendly tips for parents of toddlers who want to make a difference for their family and for the oceans.
As a five year National Aquarium staff member, Holly has seen the effects of marine debris firsthand and has long been making efforts to reduce single-use items from her general lifestyle. Here, she shares her thoughts on how much more complicated this pursuit can be with a busy toddler in the picture.