Beccy Cloke is an accomplished events horse-rider, former Spring Fashion Ambassador for the Victorian Racing Club, wife to ex-AFL footballer Travis Cloke and a mother to two rescue dogs, two rescue cats, a rescue goat, another dog, two horses, two ponies and one baby girl, Scarlett.
I knew my baby girl was going to have to live on this planet through a trying time and that I’d have to do best to help lower my impact and teach others how I was doing that.
Although Beccy grew up in the city, her love for animals, nature and the great outdoors led her to life on a hobby-farm. She now uses her platform to share tidbits about her life as a new mum to Scarlett and her passion towards preserving our planet so that her daughter can experience all it has to offer.
Originally my passion for the environment came from wanting to sustain it for animals. I think that comes from always being an animal lover. I’ve always cared about animals and from a young age have felt horrible over what we are doing to their habitats for farming etc. The passion only increased when I fell pregnant with Scarlett. I knew my baby girl was going to have to live on this planet through a trying time and that I’d have to do best to help lower my impact and teach others how I was doing that.
We attend a local market each Saturday morning to purchase organic produce and only use our reusable bags. I am a vegetarian but we also purchase sustainably caught/farmed organic meats and fish for my husband Trav and Scarlett. Over-fishing and clearing of land for cattle is having a catastrophic impact on our environment. Knowing where your fish and meat comes from can make a huge difference. We are also doing our best to reduce our plastic use. It’s not easy in this day and age but it is possible!
Food and toys…. again know where they come from and how they are made. I try to avoid plastic toys but Scarlett does have a few. We will reuse and then donate them. A lot of kids food is individually wrapped so I also avoid these and make Scarlett’s food and treats myself- this also means we can avoid nasties like preservatives.
It means everything. Our children need to live on this beautiful planet. I’ll make all the changes I can and try to gently educate others on what I have learnt so that they too can make changes to look after the planet for future generations.
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