Adopt some eco-friendly tips and inspire your kids to go green.

Earth is a constant marvel, especially for children learning about its wonders. As we get ready to celebrate Earth Day (April 22), some may choose to make the occasion by going hiking in the hills, while others take the opportunity to research ways to reduce their carbon footprint. From conserving natural resources to reducing consumption, here are a few ways to help teach your child to be kind to the planet.

Switch Off

Involve your kids by making them responsible for saving energy in their own rooms and around the house. Remind them to unplug devices when not in use and to turn lights off when they leave a room.

Start Recycling

A few simple steps are all it takes to get your kids into the recycling routine. When children understand that recycling allows for one item to be saved so it can be reused for something else, they’re more willing to partake in the habit.

Go Meatless

Raising animals for food requires enormous amounts of resources. The meat and dairy industry are responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector combined. Reduce your meat and dairy consumption to help the planet. You can switch to plant-based options to help the environment, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and keep money in your bank account.

Get Gardening

Kids love to create new things! They love to see things grow and love knowing their actions helped make those things grow. Teach them to grow their own vegetables. Not only does this save you money, but you know you’re eating organic foods with no harmful pesticides. If you and your children are beginner gardeners, start off with planting herbs.

Reduce Waste

Ensure your child knows to say no to straws, uses reusable bags and containers, and has their own glass or plastic water bottle.

Are you looking for enriching after-school programs for your child this month?  Then turn to us at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley to learn about the many after-school programs we have available for your child.  Contacts us to get started today.