When kids have an interest in environmentalism

Filed under: Preschoolers, Teens, In The News, Going Green, That's Entertainment

As a person who is constantly looking for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and as a mother who is working diligently to pass this way of life on to her own children, this article from the Seattle Times about little eco-warriors gave me a small piece of hope. Just think of what they'll be able to do, having been raised since birth with these ideas.

My own kids know to turn off the water when they aren't using it, to recycle what can be recycled. They know that the lights get turned off when you leave the room, and they know that their dad rides his bike to work every day. They haven't yet tried to talk me into solar panels on the roof, but they're young yet!

The whole point of the article was that if you're growing a little eco-warrior, there are ways to encourage their passion and still stay within the family budget. After all, not everyone can afford a hybrid vehicle or to live off the grid, but every family can make small changes that add up to a big difference in the long run.

What kind of green practices do you use in your home?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.