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There are times when I am sitting in my house and wondering am I doing all that I can to really teach my kids how to love this planet that we are on and to truly make sure that we are doing the best we can to keep it going. It is hard in this age of digital everything to stop, tun it off, and get outside.
Thankfully when we moved in to the house we are in now, our neighborhood had a recycling program. We have a huge garbage can that we can put all of our recycle materials in and gets taken every other week. The kids are starting to want to help me, so I send them with different items to the recycle bin. They now ask me before they throw away stuff if it should go to recycle.
Another way I try to show my kids to be “greener” is we started our own small garden this past spring. The kids and I loved watching our little sprouts come up and eventually our plants growing. When we finally got veggies to come, the kids were excited to pick them and as a shock to me they tried out a few of them. Now most of them they didn’t like, but at least they tried them. I hope that we can add more herbs and veggies next season.
Some tricks around the house that I try to teach my kids is to turn lights off when they leave a room. This is a big one for us, because they are notorious for leaving lights on. I also try to limit how much water they use. They would love to take a long long shower to play in, but I put a timer on to limit the water time.
|Getting outside and getting some fresh air 🙂|
What tips do you have to teach your kids to be a little greener? Share share share. I am always looking for little ways here and there that I can show my kids how to keep their future a little cleaner and greener 🙂
New Leaf Energy has a new mascot named Pablo B. Green, he is a cute little tree frog that wants to help show kids how to be a little more green. New Leaf and Pablo also want you to know that for every new like they get on their Facebook page until 12/23/13, they will plant one tree in your honor. So head over there today.