Living green isn’t difficult, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a “lifestyle choice” either. It’s something that can be easily turned into habit, and something that can be easily taught at home.
If we can teach our children, then they – and their children – can have a greater chance of inhabiting this planet for generations to come.
Here are some tips for teaching and practicing sustainability at home:
- Lead by example: practice simple measures at such as turning the lights off when a room is not in use, separating waste, taking shorter showers, and spending more time outside. Get some ideas on sustainable everyday life choices from our last Green Tip of 2017.
- Make it ubiquitous: conscious consumption in the home is one way to ingrain sustainable practices. If buying local or second hand is prioritized, children will surely follow suit – we know well that brand loyalty starts young! If you must buy “new” here are some green toys that kids will love.
- Make it fun. Learning (and teaching) is much easier when it’s fun. Here are some ideas for experiments, crafts, and activities that can create a lasting impact.