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Teaching your Children Green Habits

Published Oct 29, 2015 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Teaching your children some eco-friendly habits from a young age is a valuable lesson, which will later be appreciated.

Green cleaning and eco-friendly living is what you should be teaching your children in order to turn them into responsible adults. Here are some examples of "green lessons" that every parent should teach their child.

  • Eco-friendly cleaning - someday soon maybe your children will have to take care of cleaning on their own. Wouldn’t it be great if they don’t put the environment and their health at risk with commercial cleaners that contain dangerous toxins and other such ingredients? Teach your children the wonders of green cleaning . Lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda make for some excellent cleaning service.

  • Preserving water - children have the habit of playing in the bath tub and overall spend more water than necessary. Make sure they understand that water is an important resource that should never be wasted. Teaching them something as simple as turning off the water while they brush their teeth may be very important.

  • Recycling - although they may not be able to understand the full idea behind recycling and why it’s important now, you will do well to teach them some basics about it. Throwing out plastic and paper in separate bins is simple enough and even young children can learn by example. 

  • Conserving energy - reducing energy consumption is an important lesson to teach your children. Surely they won’t understand much about low consumption appliances and green technology, but a simple practice such as turning off lights that are not in use can contribute just as well. Plugging off any appliance that is currently not in use is also important. These two simple steps can make a big difference on your electricity bill and contribute towards a better future.

Teach your children these lessons and they will become eco-friendly people, the likes of which will be very important in the future!

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