Our planet is precious and wonderful. There are many parents who are concerned about the environment. Today’s children are the ones who will take care of this planet in the future.Parents can teach children to do their part for the environment. Teaching your kids to take care of the environment is one of the best things you can do for them. So how can we get children to understand why they should care about our planet? These 5 tips will help you teach the young ones the importance of taking care of the environment:

Recycle

The great way to get kids involved with caring for our planet is by introducing recycling as a fun, friendly competition. Teach kids how to recycle, showing them what materials can be recycled.

Conserve energy

Give your children the responsibility of turning off the lights when they leave a room. Make turning out lights, unplugging unused appliances and putting on a sweater instead of turning up the heat standard practice in your home. When you model conservation your little one won’t hesitate to follow in your footsteps.

Planting 

If you want your child to protect the earth, it’s important to teach them to love it. Whether you have an acre or a tiny clay pot, growing something is a great way to teach kids about taking care of the earth. Your children will be so excited to watch their seeds turn into something more.

Reduce water consumption

Teach your children to do not leave the tap running while brushing teeth. Only a glass of water is needed for brushing your pearly whites.

Reduce your carbon footprint

If your family usually uses a car, make a point to give public transit a try next time you’re able. Instead of driving to the convenience store around your neighborhood, try to walk or cycle.