In recent years, businesses and households have been transitioning towards going green - not only to save money, but to save the environment as well. It’s an important responsibility for people of all ages that should be upheld whenever possible. Teaching your children to go green will help save you money, help out the environment, and can even improve the community as a whole.

So how can I teach my children to be environmentally responsible?

The first thing you should do is to teach them to save electricity by explaining how simple things like turning all lights off when they are not being used can save energy. If they are old enough, show them how to unplug devices (such as cell phone chargers and laptops) when they are not using them. Not many people know that even when switched off, electronics still use up electricity when plugged in. Limiting the amount of television they are allowed to watch daily also contributes to going green.

Recycling is another green example that you can teach your children. Remind them that the trashcan is only for trash, and explain to them that plastics, cans and paper are recyclables, not trash. It will not take long for them to catch on and even enjoy the process! If you do not have a recycling service, you can still separate the recyclables from the trash and take them to a place that accepts recyclables. You can find many stores and businesses that accept recyclables because it allows them to save money.

Another way to teach your kids how to go green is with efficient heating and air
conditioning methods. This summer has been excruciatingly hot, but you can save a lot of energy and money by teaching your children simple tips.  Explain that they should keep the doors or windows to the outside closed so that cool air will not get sucked out of the home. If it does it will take a lot of energy to re-cool your living space. Also explain that they should not touch the thermostat. Instead, if they feel hot, tell them to turn on the ceiling fan (and remind them to turn it off when finished!) or to drink a cold glass of water.

Teaching your children how to go green is a good way for them to learn to be conscience of the environment. A good way to start teaching your kids how to go green is to explain how and why it’s a good thing for the environment and the home.

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