As a people, there are many things that we can do to protect the environment. No matter how small, if we all pull together our combined efforts can make a difference and create a better world for our children than if we were to do nothing. Taking care of the planet is undoubtedly going to be even more so important as they get older. Getting your child involved in your efforts can help to make the fight against climate change easier and equip them with the knowledge and habits of how to for the future.
An independent school in Wales shares information on how you can raise an environmentally conscious child below.
- Plant Together
Plants are not only beautiful, but they give back to the earth. They remove co2 from the atmosphere and give out the oxygen that we need in order to survive. Maintaining a garden takes work but it’s not something that’s impossible with a few little ones to help you. You can use it as an opportunity to teach them about science too when teaching them about how plants do this and help them to develop a green finger.
- Upcycle and Recycle Old Clothes
Children grow out of their clothes very quickly. They also get very dirty and end up being thrown away. To cut down on the amount of clothing waste that you produce as a family, why not consider giving their old clothes away to charity or upcycling them into something more useful like a blanket? That way you can hold on to their childhood memories without fighting for space in their wardrobe and have something practical which you can use.
- Grow Your Own
Going back to gardening, a lot of waste is also produced in terms of emissions where food is concerned. Worse, single use plastic. By growing your own fruit and veg, you can reduce your reliance on the supermarkets and become a family of eco-warriors.
Raising an environmentally conscious child will help them to understand the environment better and the impact of their activities on the environment.