June 5th is World Environment Day, and it is important that this date is well marked on the calendar. It serves to remind you of the importance of life on our planet and to make you aware of the importance of contributing to the protection of the environment.
This awareness must start from childhood; that is to say, it must be instilled in the youngest at home from an early age the importance of taking care of the environment. That’s why taking advantage of the arrival of World Environment Day to share with you a list of 6 tips to protect and take care of our planet with the little ones at home.
1. Separate the waste
This action may already be built-in as usual, but if not, you should consider it and start recycling now. Teach your children the importance of separating waste by material and putting it in different garbage cans.
Space doesn’t matter, only desire! Hand out different containers so that you can separate all the items very well and teach your children what they should put in each garbage can. A tip that will encourage your kids to contribute to this action is to reward them with a little something every time they sort the waste well.
2. Playing at recycling
Not everything is garbage; sometimes, things can be put to good use, and create toys with waste. This way, you kill two birds with one stone: on the one hand, you reuse and give a second life to an object, and on the other hand, your children will have a new toy.
Reuse can be a lot of fun for your kids and can even help them develop their imagination. A milk carton can become a paint box; an egg cup can become a crocodile and even create its ukulele out of cardboard. Then we bring you a video with different proposals for toys made with recycled materials. Give a second life to things!
3. Save water
Saving water is one of the basic actions to contribute to the respect of the Environment, and it is one of the actions that you have to inculcate in your children. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, replace bathing with showering or flush the toilet using the water-saving option.
These small changes will benefit the planet and also allow you to reduce your water bill. It is important that you incorporate actions like these into your daily life at home because water is a very scarce commodity that we must protect.
4. Reduce plastic
Another mandatory recycling action is to reduce plastic, and you and your children can apply it daily. Avoid buying bottled water, use canteens instead, eliminate plastic straws, and don’t buy packaged juice. Are you tired of filling the plastic bucket every time you go shopping? Start by educating your kids during the shopping process as well: use cloth bags or reuse cardboard bags and buy from markets and bulk stores. You’ll reduce plastic, help local businesses, and benefit from the incredible food that markets and these types of stores will provide.
5. Buy in glass
At the time of purchase, there are endless improvements you can include in your daily life to help protect the environment and reduce waste at the same time. Among the packaged foods, teach your children to choose and buy those packaged in glass.
Glass decomposes faster and pollutes less than plastic; you can also give it a second life. For example, you and your children can renovate your pantry and, instead of plastic containers, store food in those glass containers that you were going to throw away.
6. Use public transportation
Educate your kids to use public transportation: this will not only save your whole family money, but you will also help reduce pollution. If you have the opportunity to walk to get around your city, take advantage of it! You’ll get a lot of exercise by walking. However, if you live in a big city, we encourage you to use public transportation.
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