Monday, September 28, 2015

Way to make kids eco-friendly

Eco-friendly kids can do huge good to the environment much more than adults can do. All it takes guidance in right direction. So how would you transform your kid into environment friendly human?
Well, here are some simple tips to bring the change:

Be the leader
                                       
Parents can make their kids friendly towards environment through their actions and mindset. Be eco friendly yourself by respecting Mother Nature and implementing reuse, recycle and reduce policy. Good habits quickly pass on from adults to kids.

Grow plants in backyard

                                  


Explain the kids about the importance of greenery and how trees produce fresh air and several other benefits to the entire eco system. Encourage the kid to grow a plant in your backyard/ garden and let him water the plant regularly. By this, the child will learn the importance of every living being and take active interest in protection of the surroundings.

Reuse waste material

Reuse and recycle plastic bottles and boxes to grow saplings or use them in making other interesting items. Similarly use shoe boxes, paper cuttings, useless CDs, tin cans, lids,etc to make useful crafts such as pen stand, bookmark, face mask, puppets,etc. That ways, kids learn to make most out of waste material and save mother Earth from being polluted.

Celebrate eco friendly festivals

Festivals means celebrations but does that mean more pollution as well? Encourage kids to throw waste things such as wrappers, used paper plates,etc in the bin. Reuse egg carton,biodegradable trash bags, used paper bags, used jars and papers,etc for Halloween decorations. Instead of using too many electric bulbs to celebrate Diwali and Christmas, use earthen pots/ candles as these are not just eco-friendly but means as source of income for underprivileged ones. Also switch to energy efficient bulbs to save electricity.
                                       

We know benefits of turning eco friendly but ways to become one are countless. Switch to walking instead of driving, donate old clothes/ books/ stationery, turn off lights when not required, use rechargeable batteries, less shower time and so on.

Hope this write-up will be useful for you. Do add your suggestions and ideas on how to become more eco friendly with kids.


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Benefits of encouraging kids to be eco friendly

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Benefits of encouraging kids to be eco friendly

Growing pollution and global warming have deteriorated the environment leading to ad hoc season changes as well as increased natural calamity. No wonder, our kids won't get to see pure air and clean environment when they grow up unless we take some concrete steps to bring positive change.

Besides initiating an eco friendly drive at our level, we can also involve kids to become environment friendly. It will indeed have several benefits when kids turn eco friendly from young age. Check out some amazing benefits of promoting kids to be eco friendly:

Awareness leads to healthier choices

Educating kids about environment and related issues will help kids gain awareness. This would, in turn, help them to think and decide what works best for them as well as their surroundings. Be it protecting greenery, reducing wastage, reusing available resources and several other things, kids will be able to make informed decisions and choose good habits over unhealthy habits willingly.

Kids as torchbearers
                                   
                                       
Kids learn faster and implement promptly. Once the kids are encouraged and motivated to make environment a better place, they are likely to adopt better habits and set good example for others including adults. Habits as simple as throwing waste in dust bin only can make the difference. In fact, we can see children as enthusiastic volunteers for eco-friendly movement in their locality and bringing about the positive change.

Cleaner and greener surroundings
                                                   
When kids pledge to save their ecosystem then  no wonder you can see them planting new saplings and leaving behind their old habits of damaging greenery. Sowing seeds, watering plants and cleaning debris from public areas may sound little but have large impact to make surroundings cleaner and greener. Educating kids about eco friendly habits help them to become more empathetic towards environment and respectful to other living beings as well.

Saving essential, irreplaceable resources and opting for alternatives

Motivate kids to use resources such as electricity, water and paper carefully. Walk or bike instead of using vehicles. This would not only lead to diligent use of natural resources but also reduce different kinds of pollution. In fact, opting for alternatives such as solar energy would be a brilliant move.

Encourage kids to craft solar energy based devices and they are likely to come up with out-of-the-box ideas to use solar energy and reduce electricity usage.

Gift of good health

By inspiring kids to become eco friendly, we are gifting them good health for life. Clean, pure and green environment is what our kids deserve and not filthy, polluted and unhygienic surroundings.When they adapt to eco friendly lifestyle, they can enjoy goodness of nature and get rid of several health issues related to heart, lungs, etc.

To leave behind a green environment and beautiful place for coming generations, it is high time to encourage kids to become eco friendly.