Why do we need to save energy?
Whilst there are already ‘smarter’ solutions to procure energy, the production of most types of energy still involves the use of natural resources such as natural gas, oil and water. Unfortunately, these natural resources are considered nonrenewable and only have a limited amount in the world which is why it is important to conserve them as much as we can. Additionally, the use of fossil fuels or some other forms of energy pollutes the environment in so many ways. That said, conserving energy can help us have a huge positive impact on the health and well-being of every life form on the entire planet.
Apart from making energy efficient upgrades around your home or inspiring community action, it is essential to get your whole family involved in helping the environment as well. It’s never too young to start and go ‘green’ which means that kids of all ages should be learning the principles of saving energy as soon as they can. Keep reading for a few simple, fun and effective ways of teaching your children how they can help save the planet by conserving energy at home.
Initiate awareness and education
For your children to appreciate the importance of conserving energy at home, it is essential for them to understand that what they’re doing has a huge purpose. Endeavour to explain to them subject of energy in a kid-friendly way.
Introduce the beauty of the outdoors
To reduce the time your kids spend in front of electronic devices, habitually take them on an adventure and explore the beauty of the outdoors. Let them get to know and appreciate the joys of a nature walk, going to the beach or camping.
Have a ‘Turn it off’ time
Apart from teaching your kids to make it a habit to turn off the lights and other electronics when not in use, consider challenging them and your whole family to take a few hours a day with the electricity off. This can be a fun time for the young ones as they’ll have to use their imagination in a new way. If this is not doable, limit their screen time at least and remind them that all devices should be turned off and unplugged when they are done using them.
Teach your children about energy savings
Endeavour for your children to have sufficient knowledge about energy-savings around your home and even outside. Introduce to them different energy-saving products and those that may be using more energy than they are worth.
Introduce the use of public transportation
Whilst it is understandable to want for your children to safely and conveniently get from one location to another, it is essential to teach them that there are other ways to get to a destination other than riding on a car. Introduce them to the idea of walking, biking or taking a bus ride.
Plant a garden
Gardens can help the environment in so many natural ways. Apart from giving your family the opportunity to grow herbs and vegetables together, a garden- even a small one, can teach your kids about plants and other natural resources, as well as how to be responsible and take pride in their own creations.
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