Being a Green Role Model for Kids
Children learn by imitating adults. If you want to teach the kids in your life about protecting the planet, you’ll want to exhibit behavior that matches your values. By living what you preach, you’re able to get the point across effectively to the children you spend time with.
There are many ways to serve as a green role model for kids. One way is to educate them about the importance of their choices as a consumer. Rather than buy items for instant gratification, have the children think long and hard about the product they want to buy, where it came from, how long it took to make, and the impact its existence has on the planet.
For example, disposable water bottles are wasteful. Not only are they expensive, they also fill trash cans, waterways, and roadsides around the world. People are not as good about recycling plastic bottles as they should be.
That’s why the children should learn the advantages of refillable water bottles. They should understand the cost comes from the materials the bottle is made from. You’ll also want to let them know how many plastic bottles you save from the landfill by making the switch to a triple insulated bottle.
Be a green role model for kids. Change your habits to help future generations respect the planet that we live on. Be a mentor to youth who need guidance on how to live a healthier, greener lifestyle.