Kids and Going Green

#letlifegogreen – When I was a little girl, I was fortunate to have family that was concerned with the environment and for taking care of Mother Earth. Truth be told they were children of the 60’s and with the flower power attitude it was only a matter of time that they would embrace the cause of the environment. And I’m glad that they did!

I’m not sure how young I was when I first heard about the problems that the environment was facing. But I can remember at around eight years old I would be helping with some of my parent’s projects around the home and around the community. I can remember helping with a vegetable garden that we planted and eating the finished product. I was also put in charge of our home recycling efforts. I was a responsible kid and took my job seriously. I can’t tell you how many times I got on my brothers’ case for throwing something out when they should not! Ah, memories!

Getting kids involved in going green is actually pretty easy, and there are a number of activities that they can do. Of course, depending on the age of the child may have a bearing on what you can have them do, but the important thing is to get them involved.

The first step is to talk to them about the environmental problems that we face and if the human race does not change the way they live, things will continue to be worse in the future. This is a great lead in to how they can help. Saving our natural resources is crucial in getting on the path to going green. So, the more your kids know, the more they will be willing to help.

So now that they know why they should help, get them involved. It could be as simple as recycling around the home to something more complicated like planting trees. If they are like me, going green will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Hopefully if more kids get involved in going green, we will make strides in tackling this worldwide problem.