Then she’ll be able to make a positive effect within her lifetime.”
Do these things with your child to help her learn how to protect the environment:
• Save fuel. Walk or ride a bicycle with your child to school. Or have her take the bus instead of driving her.
• Give your child a lunchbox instead of a lunch bag. Use reusable containers.
• Encourage your child to drink water. Cut down on sodas and other drinks in plastic
• Insist your child turn off the lights when leaving a room.
• Remind your child to shut the door when the heater or air conditioner is on.
• Bring a plastic grocery bag when you go walking with your child. Let her fill it up with recyclable items you find along the way. If you turn the items in for cash, let your child save the money.
• Clean up a littered area of your community. Have your child bring along a friend. Let whomever fills the most bags choose what treat to have
• Plant a tree together. Contact the National Arbor Day Foundation at 1-888-448-7337 for seedling information.
• Teach your child how to “cook from scratch.” This reduces packaging. It costs less too!
• Give your child the responsibility for carrying used grocery bags back to the store.
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