Singapore PR Bonnie Chia leads the global brand strategy and planning for WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature). She is also the woman behind Earth Hour – one of the largest grassroots movements for the environment in the World. For one hour on the last Saturday of March every year, people all over the world shut off their lights, to show their commitment to looking after the planet.
Bonnie’s also a working mother to two kids, Maya, aged seven, and Aidan, aged four. Here she shares easy ways to be more eco-friendly at home, including six easy ways to kickstart your eco-parenting journey;
“As parents, we want to protect our children and ensure they are happy. But rising sea levels, natural disasters, and a changing climate are worrying. I don’t want my children to inherit a sick planet. And I’m sure most parents feel the same way.
“My job at WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) educates me about what we can do as individuals to make a difference to the environment. But, I still find it challenging at times to lead a completely sustainable lifestyle, especially as a working mother of two children”.
“One of WWF’s most iconic events is the annual Earth Hour. Millions of people from across the globe switch off their lights for one hour to raise awareness of the importance of nature. In Earth Hour 2022, a record-breaking 1000 establishments in Singapore participated in the switch-off.
My work and passion for the environment have inspired me to pass on my eco-tips to my kids Maya and Aidan. As well as the common advice of “reduce, reuse, recycle”, here are six tried-and-true personal tips on eco-parenting that can turn your little ones into eco-champions, and help protect the future of the planet”: