Meet Paul Dickson
I’m Paul Dickson, the Founder/Chief Go Getter at OKE Charity
and I live in Papatoetoe, Auckland. Originally from Birmingham, England and probably my highlight of the last couple of weeks is getting up early on a Sunday morning with my little son and watching highlights of the English Premier League (although I support Birmingham City who are no longer in the top flight…sadface).
Top Tips on being a Sustainable Thinking Dad
1. Use cloth nappies as opposed to disposable – messier job but the landfill thanks you
2.Grow your own food, kids love it and teaches them so much good stuff
3. Don’t throw away your coffee cups, use them as plant pots
4.Get outside as much as possible and away from the TV
5.Invest in a worm bin, easiest form of composting
6.Cook your own ready meals (make a large batch and freeze meals)
7.Recently discovered you can make your own peanut butter…love it
8.Make sure those tyres on your car aren’t flat, it really does impact your petrol tank
9.Save money to travel with your kid, its the best education
10.Share stuff with your neighbours, yes, it does mean saying hello to them to start with.
More about Paul’s Work
I started the OKE Charity because I see a real need to bring back old skool values, which includes much-needed life and social skills. Gardening is a great way to get kids to interact as well as learn life basic skills.
The master plan for OKE is to have kids up and down New Zealand getting stuck into their own school gardens and encouraging their parents to get gardening at home.
You can help support OKE Charity next month by signing up to register a team or simply donating to the awesome fundraisers supporting the cause. Learn more about their annual event Head2Head Walk here