Climate change is a pressing issue. It seems like we only have a few years left to reverse whatever damage we made to the environment. The good thing is that it’s not yet over. Changing our practices could help prevent further damage. As parents, we have to ensure that we teach our children the right thing. It has to start from home. These are some practices you can do at home to show children that they can help save the environment.
Use different trash bins
Show your children the importance of segregating trash. Ensure that you have different bins at home where they can throw the items they no longer need. You can also label the containers, so the children know where to place their waste materials.
Create a compost pit
Landfills are at capacity in various places because we don’t know how to dispose of our waste properly. You can start at home by creating a compost pit. All biodegradable waste can go to the pit. In doing so, you don’t need to throw a lot of items in the bin since they will only end up in landfills. You can also collaborate with your neighbors to have one pit for the entire neighborhood.
Support local farmers
These local farmers follow environment-friendly practices since they don’t use harmful chemicals in treating their crops. Their organic farming approach deserves our support. Show your children that you’re getting food from people who care a lot about the environment.
Avoid using plastic if possible
You keep complaining about plastic that has been thrown everywhere. However, you don’t take any steps to reduce the use of plastic. When heading to the grocery store, you have to bring a recyclable bag. Refuse the use of single-use plastic in stores. You should also say no to single-use plastic straws. There are recyclable straws available. You can even let your children use them at school.
Come up with an art project
Learning how to recycle can be fun. Look for things that you no longer use, but are perfect for an art project. If you have time, you should do it with your children. They will feel fascinated by the transformation of the waste materials used.
Rent a dumpster
If you have a lot of things to throw away, you can find dumpsters for rent. Make sure that you partner with a rental company that will adequately dispose of your waste materials. You want them to sell useful items to recycling centers. Ask these questions before you decide to partner with the rental company. Otherwise, your children might think that you don’t care about where your waste goes.
If we want to see changes in our society, we have to teach our children the right thing. Since environmental issues are a pressing problem, they need to know that we’re doing something about it. Our children will suffer if we don’t reverse course now. We have to take the right steps before it’s too late.