Is it a world rich in wildlife, where animals like the polar bear are no longer under threat from climate change?
A world where the seas are no longer choking with the plastic waste we throw away?
A world where every child has access to safe green places where they can play and learn about nature?
Picture: Tobias Robins Photography
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is inviting parents to make a 'green' wish for their baby – wishes will be entered into a prize draw to win an A-rated washing machine and a supply of washable nappies. The event celebrates Real Nappy Week, which runs from Monday 21st – Sunday 27th April, and aims to make the link between living sustainably and looking after the planet.
"By becoming more sustainable in our every-day lives, we can all do our bit to look after the environment and the wildlife it supports, making sure the world our children inherit is just as rich in wildlife as the one our grandparents enjoyed," says Jacky Thomas, World Changers project officer and Real Nappy Network Co-ordinator.
"One way parents can make a difference is by using washable nappies, which are less wasteful and less harmful to the environment than disposables."
Real nappies have come a long way since the old terry re-usables. Now parents can choose to clothe their baby's bottom in bamboo, hemp, micro-fibre and polar fleece, as well as cotton.
"With so many different types to choose from, there's one to suit every family. And as they can be re-used for second and subsequent babies they can save a lot of money in the long run."
For more information about washable nappies, or to try some samples, please contact Jacky Thomas on (01380) 725670 ext 236, email email@example.com
The competition is open to expectant parents and parents with children under 2. You can enter via Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's website www.wiltshirewildlife.org. Alternatively you can send a postcard with your 'green' wish (no more than 20 words) to: 'A Wish for Your Baby', Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NJ. Or pick up a leaflet at stores, libraries and health centres across the county.
For terms and conditions, and details of prizes, visit the Trust's website.
or download an entry form leaflet
Closing date for entries is Sunday 11th May 2008.