Okay, so I know I haven’t had much success with teaching my kids about conservation, but it’s not that I’m not trying. I like to look at it as an evolving process, one that’s starting to take shape. In fact, just today I witnessed three ways which my kids are conserving…in their own way.
1. Water conservation – By not washing hands their hands or flushing toilet, my kids are saving gallons and gallons of water each and every day! This is also what I’m going to tell my guests, you know, the ones who find presents in the bathroom.
2. Recycle – Duh! This is an easy one! My kids recycle all kinds of things! Water and juice bottles, cereal boxes, and even tissues! Why throw an entire tissue in the trash, especially if you have allergies and will most likely sneeze again later? You could put it in your pocket, but stuffing it back in the tissue box ensures it’ll be there the next time you need it! (Guests, please use feel free to use the non-recycled tissues located on top of the refrigerator, out of reach).
3. Reduce – By turning the thermostat up just a few degrees in the summer we can save money and energy! If you get hot, and find yourself feeling uncomfortable, try finding a cooler spot in the house to play. The finished basement, also where many toys are located, is often a comfortable and cool location. Or just play inside of the fridge.
Do you have any conservation tips? We’d love to her them! Leave me a comment and let me know!
And if you’re around this Saturday, July 5th from 8-9pm EST, come have a laugh and follow along while I watch ABC’s Bet On Your Baby and live tweet during the show. Come join me with the hashtag #BetOnYourBaby!