Everyone can be greener. There are so many things we can all do to make the world a better place; to clean-up the environment and to save the planet. It is therefore essential that we teach our kids how to do this from as young an age as possible.
So here are a few ways for us to teach our kids about being greener:
1. Recycling: If your kid does a drawing, make sure they use both sides. Once they’re done with it (they’ve put it up or shown you, etc.), they should put it in the recycling bin.
2. Travel: Encourage your kids to walk or cycle as much as possible. Try to use the car as little as possible so that they learn from your actions.
3. Water: Install a water filter and buy your children BPA-free water bottles so that your kids don’t need to be buying bottled water from the stores to be thrown away.
4. Books: Use the library; try to avoid buying books. When that’s not possible, encourage your kids to do book swaps with other kids.
5. Clothing: Encourage your children to go through their clothing before winter and summer and sort out what they will and won’t wear in the future. With whatever remains, take them to a charity store to donate.
Ultimately, when our kids learn how to be eco-friendly, America and the world at large has a better chance of survival, step-by-step.