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Easy Green Tips for Kids

It’s never too early for kids to make environmentally responsible practices a part of their daily life. To protect the future of the earth, kids must get involved.  That’s how change happens. Below are simple, money-saving, kid-friendly ideas that make a difference.

  • Start recycling and encourage your friends to recycle too.

  • Start composting kitchen waste and encourage your friends to do so too.

  • Buy green school supplies – pencils, notebooks with recycled paper and reuse last year’s unfinished notebooks.

  • Walk, carpool or take a bus to school to cut down on carbon emissions.

  • Save water by turning it off when brushing your teeth.

  • Turn off the lights when you leave the room.

  • Turn off video games and computers when not in use. Better yet,cut down on video game time, which uses more energy than computers or tv. Play outside instead.

  • Use rechargeable batteries in your toys and buy well-made toys that last.

  • Plant a little garden – lettuce and radishes are quick, easy to grow crops.

  • Reduce use of throwaway cups, plates, utensils and use washable dishes and cloth napkins instead.

  • Use reusable, BPA-free water bottles instead of plastic ones.

  • Use a recyclable lunch bag and put your snacks in reusable containers rather than buying small, throwaway ones.

  • Celebrate Earth Day on April 22!

Watch this brief video created for children on the importance of recycling and the positive effects of doing so.

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For more green living tips, visit greenwithbetsy.com.

Amy Wild