How to Instill Green Practices Into Your Young Family

| 8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

Tags: Bobbi Peterson, Pennsylvania, family, recycling,


Many families today want to go green and save the environment for future generations. As many as 1 billion trees are thrown away in the form of paper every year in the United States. Add to that the plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and plastic bags, and the impact is enormous.

Children are taught about the environment and often learn how to recycle at school. But if families don't practice green habits at home, they're less likely to stick. Parents play a crucial role in instilling green practices into their family. Doing so will help your children to be aware of the impact each person has on the environment and allow you to all work together to reduce your carbon footprint as a family.

Basic Recycling

Probably one of the simplest things you can do as a family is to begin some basic recycling practices. Purchase recycling containers and place them in your kitchen. Teach young children how to sort by paper, plastic and aluminum. You should also have a bin for perishable items, such as banana peels and egg shells. You can use these to create your own compost pile.

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