Recycling with kids

Recycling and reusing are the basics of green living and it is quite easy to introduce toddlers to these two eco-friendly practices. Sorting is a favorite toddler activity. Have your toddler sort paper from plastic and put it into boxes or carton.

The ugly truth about greeting cards

Every year, there are 2.65 billion holiday cards sold in the US. Look for cards that contain recycled content or recycled materials

Re-using wrapping paper

Try using colorful pages torn from magazines to wrap small gifts, and old maps for larger boxes.

Photos and Thanksgiving

Encourage kids to bring a change of clothes so they can ‘relax’ after Thanksgiving pictures. Take pics ASAP to avoid stains on white shirts

Properly inflated tires save money at the pump

Tires have a bigger impact on the environment than you might think. Under inflated tires waste up to 5% of a car’s fuel

Reduce electricity

Explain to your children that lights, computers, televisions and furnaces use energy, and that energy is in short supply.

Kids can be green too

There are dozens of small things your kids can do every day to save energy and keep the world cleaner and greener. Your kids can… walk, ride a bike or take the bus instead of traveling by car. Take faster showers or baths in just a small amount of water.

Help hang clothes on the line instead of putting them in the dryer.

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