Teach your Kids to Care about the Earth and all who live here
Let's set the example for our kids by showing them easy, yet impactful ways that we can all make a difference in the planet we get to call home!
1. Recycle and use less plastic♻️
Why is this so important?
Think about what happens to most of those plastic bags that are used to carry groceries home. Although a few may be set aside to be used around the house, most of them end up in the trash can. Eventually they make their way to the nearest landfill. There they stick around for a long, long time. Or even worse, end up in our oceans.
2. Grow and eat more plants 🌱
We know the benefits to our own health of eating more plants in our diet. Have you ever stopped to think of the environmental benefits? Growing plants helps reduce the impact of climate change, as well as beautifies the area they are growing in. You are also saving on packaging from purchasing from a store. So next time just don't eat those plants but grow them as well.
3. Keep the oceans clean 🌊
Saving on plastic as I mentioned in the first reason, is a great way to help keep our waste out of the oceans which in turn helps keep our oceans clean. Purchasing sustainable seafood is another excellent (and tasty) way to help our oceans.
4. Rescue animals 🐶
Have you been thinking about adding a new family member in the form of a pet? I would encourage you to take a look at your local shelters and pet adoption centers. So many rescue pets are the perfect fit for families. You can take your time and find the best fit for your family. Another benefit that can't be ignored is rescue animals are fully screened and many times already trained. There is a win, win if you ask me!
5. Save the bees 🐝
Interesting fact time: One of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest. These little friends make a huge impact on our world with their ever so important job; yet their global population numbers are on the decline. You can help by not using pesticides in your garden. Before you can not use pesticides in your garden - you need to plant a garden first! Do some research and plant bee friendly plants that thrive in your local environment. Even if you do not have a backyard but a patio or balcony you can get creative and plant a small pot based garden! Let's save those bees!!
With Earth Day Approaching let's all take a minute and do something positive for our wonderful environment that we are blessed to have. What are somethings that you are planning on doing this year for Earth Day? I would love to hear from you!