26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment!

Updated on February 16, 2018

The Environment is Worth Protecting

26 Ways to Be Environmentally Friendly

The bullets below have been taken from a kids environmental education program. It is very nice to see that kids in the 21st century learn environmentally friendly lifestyle from the very early days!

1) Precycle - attempt to reduce waste before it becomes waste. The concept is explained in more detail here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precycling

2) Recycle with purpose! Not all plastics are created equal and recycling takes some degree of effort. The good thing is that if this awareness is created early and turned into a habit, recycling becomes a breeze!

3) Teach your kids how to Conserve existing resources - water and food for example. Remind them to put food back in the refrigerator and close the door. There are numerous creative ways to conserve water.

4) Use paper on both sides and make use of scrap paper. With the abundance of personal printers, this becomes very important. Young kids love to doodle, show them how to do this more effectively by using paper on both sides.

5) Encourage taking shorter showers. Warm water can be so mesmerizing. A waterproof shower clock is a great environmentally conscious investment that helps your kids to stop taking 40 minute showers :)

6) Use non-toxic cleaners in your house and explain that these are better for the environment. Kids require a lot of cleaning, do your part to help the environment!

7) Use foams and aerosols based on compressed air rather than other propellants.

8) Help your kids learn to turn things off when not in use. This is especially true of personal computers andelectronics, which can consume a lot of energy! With so many things to do, it's so easy to forget to turn something off.

9) Teach your kids the importance of car maintenance and miles per galon rating. Ask them to work on the car and show them how you dispose of car liquids.

10) Find a way to carpool at least once a week. It's fun and environmentally friendly!

11) Encourage your kids to get a bike and ride it responsibly. This is a great exercise and saves you some time, because you don't have to drop your kids off everywhere.

12) Reduce the use of petroleum based products like plastics.

13) Pick up and properly dispose of trash and recyclables, even if they are not yours. This only takes a second and is a great example of a selfless environmentally friendly act.

14) Spread awareness of environmental issues - your kids will have to face these issues during their lifetime!

15) Conserve hot water and reduce the water heater setting by a few degrees during summer months.

16) Show your children how you care for your home, ask them to inform you of leaky faucets and pipes if they see any.

17) Use biodegradable products - plastic bags, dishes, soaps, etc.

18) Preserve your environment. Volunteer with your kids for tree planting programs or creek cleanups. Seeing first hand how much trash is in our rivers sends a powerful message for recycling.

19) Properly dispose of things including hazardous household waste. Find out if your township has a hazardous waste collection program. Properly recycle of used batteries.

20) If you are not already using energy saving light bulbs, try to put them at least in your kids rooms. These are only marginally more expensive than "old school" ones and practically pay for themselves by saving you money on electric bill!

21) Learn to do more with less. This implies enjoying what you already have more, repairing and reusing existing items! This can also teach kids how to be more creative!

22) Talk to your kids about pesticides and other garden chemicals that you may be using presently. A lot of these end up in the oceans.

23) Start a trial compost project in your backyard and get your kids involved. Composting can be done very inexpensively and keeps a lot of waste out of landfills!

24) Explain the importance of house insulation, especially during winter months. Ask your kids to avoid keeping their windows open during the winter. Teach them how to use the thermostat, and explain that setting temperature above a certain point only wastes energy!

25) Use more energy effective appliances and explain their significance to your children.

26) Avoid bulky packaging and opt out for air bags instead of Styrofoam packing peanuts. Styrofoam is virtually indestructible and poisons our oceans. If you receive a package with Styrofoam peanuts, save them and reuse them. Maybe you are looking to sell something on ebay? Now's the time!

Afterword

These steps have a significant impact of reducing household waste and hazardous household waste. Water conservation is a "drop in the bucket" compared to the needs of modern farming and cattle breeding, but it is the mindset that counts. Having people who are aware of their impact on the environment will help enact more environmentally friendly regulations!

You make the owl scared

The future environmental issues make this owl scared. Please live responsibly!
The future environmental issues make this owl scared. Please live responsibly!

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        Hy 

        3 weeks ago

        Good owl

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        YOUR OWL IS CUTE 

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        YOUR OWL IS CUTE

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        How many kids do you have in your basement?

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        DADDY

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        owls are better then fortnite

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        FORTNITE FOR LIFE

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        that owl is not freaking scary

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        why you bully your owl.

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        i love fortnite not ugly owls

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        Oh my god the owl is so scared and creepy so cool at the same time

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        The owl is just to scary that its not even scared. And bruh im scared.

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        26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment!

        Updated on February 16, 2018

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        The Environment is Worth Protecting

        26 Ways to Be Environmentally Friendly

        The bullets below have been taken from a kids environmental education program. It is very nice to see that kids in the 21st century learn environmentally friendly lifestyle from the very early days!

        1) Precycle - attempt to reduce waste before it becomes waste. The concept is explained in more detail here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precycling

        2) Recycle with purpose! Not all plastics are created equal and recycling takes some degree of effort. The good thing is that if this awareness is created early and turned into a habit, recycling becomes a breeze!

        3) Teach your kids how to Conserve existing resources - water and food for example. Remind them to put food back in the refrigerator and close the door. There are numerous creative ways to conserve water.

        4) Use paper on both sides and make use of scrap paper. With the abundance of personal printers, this becomes very important. Young kids love to doodle, show them how to do this more effectively by using paper on both sides.

        5) Encourage taking shorter showers. Warm water can be so mesmerizing. A waterproof shower clock is a great environmentally conscious investment that helps your kids to stop taking 40 minute showers :)

        6) Use non-toxic cleaners in your house and explain that these are better for the environment. Kids require a lot of cleaning, do your part to help the environment!

        7) Use foams and aerosols based on compressed air rather than other propellants.

        8) Help your kids learn to turn things off when not in use. This is especially true of personal computers andelectronics, which can consume a lot of energy! With so many things to do, it's so easy to forget to turn something off.

        9) Teach your kids the importance of car maintenance and miles per galon rating. Ask them to work on the car and show them how you dispose of car liquids.

        10) Find a way to carpool at least once a week. It's fun and environmentally friendly!

        11) Encourage your kids to get a bike and ride it responsibly. This is a great exercise and saves you some time, because you don't have to drop your kids off everywhere.

        12) Reduce the use of petroleum based products like plastics.

        13) Pick up and properly dispose of trash and recyclables, even if they are not yours. This only takes a second and is a great example of a selfless environmentally friendly act.

        14) Spread awareness of environmental issues - your kids will have to face these issues during their lifetime!

        15) Conserve hot water and reduce the water heater setting by a few degrees during summer months.

        16) Show your children how you care for your home, ask them to inform you of leaky faucets and pipes if they see any.

        17) Use biodegradable products - plastic bags, dishes, soaps, etc.

        18) Preserve your environment. Volunteer with your kids for tree planting programs or creek cleanups. Seeing first hand how much trash is in our rivers sends a powerful message for recycling.

        19) Properly dispose of things including hazardous household waste. Find out if your township has a hazardous waste collection program. Properly recycle of used batteries.

        20) If you are not already using energy saving light bulbs, try to put them at least in your kids rooms. These are only marginally more expensive than "old school" ones and practically pay for themselves by saving you money on electric bill!

        21) Learn to do more with less. This implies enjoying what you already have more, repairing and reusing existing items! This can also teach kids how to be more creative!

        22) Talk to your kids about pesticides and other garden chemicals that you may be using presently. A lot of these end up in the oceans.

        23) Start a trial compost project in your backyard and get your kids involved. Composting can be done very inexpensively and keeps a lot of waste out of landfills!

        24) Explain the importance of house insulation, especially during winter months. Ask your kids to avoid keeping their windows open during the winter. Teach them how to use the thermostat, and explain that setting temperature above a certain point only wastes energy!

        25) Use more energy effective appliances and explain their significance to your children.

        26) Avoid bulky packaging and opt out for air bags instead of Styrofoam packing peanuts. Styrofoam is virtually indestructible and poisons our oceans. If you receive a package with Styrofoam peanuts, save them and reuse them. Maybe you are looking to sell something on ebay? Now's the time!

        Afterword

        These steps have a significant impact of reducing household waste and hazardous household waste. Water conservation is a "drop in the bucket" compared to the needs of modern farming and cattle breeding, but it is the mindset that counts. Having people who are aware of their impact on the environment will help enact more environmentally friendly regulations!

        You make the owl scared

        The future environmental issues make this owl scared. Please live responsibly!

        The future environmental issues make this owl scared. Please live responsibly!

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        Joyaliz Gomez 

        12 months ago

        the owl is scary take it down.

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        jayvien rivera 

        12 months ago

        this sucks and I will never ever come to this website ever again these people should be a sham of them self and that owl should not be apart of this it is not what it is talking about

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        natalie madison 

        12 months ago

        you are amazing

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        Hbzraf1255677/$# 

        12 months ago

        You are poor and stupid

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        millie 

        12 months ago

        poor owl!☹

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        Emma 

        12 months ago

        i love the information.kids will love it!

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        It's cool good information 

        13 months ago

        Good after al all comments are worst

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        angelo 

        13 months ago

        I did it

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        myka 

        14 months ago

        I want to help the world everyone can help.

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        Honey 

        2 years ago

        Join the race to make earth a better place....

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        J.C 

        3 years ago

        Try to protect for our mother'earth

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        J.C 

        3 years ago

        My ambition

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        melviiantay lee 

        4 years ago

        you know how to tesh

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        Malikka 

        4 years ago

        Recycle those can and bottles instead of just towing them away

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        Krystal 

        4 years ago

        We should all try at least one of these things!!!

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        mahi 

        4 years ago

        That's cool....!!!!

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        haley 

        4 years ago

        its cool

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        Arohi 

        4 years ago

        He is not scared!!!!!!

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        awesome 

        5 years ago

        i love this

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        nobody 

        5 years ago

        you guys are so retarted

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        wayne 

        5 years ago

        fail

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        ray 

        5 years ago

        it is cool I want one to cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Nelly 

        5 years ago

        That is cool I want one!!!!!!!

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        ray 

        5 years ago

        wayne was up bro

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        malik 

        5 years ago

        it cool

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        Nelly 

        5 years ago

        hey stef

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        Ray 

        5 years ago

        was up

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        wayne 

        5 years ago

        hey steph

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        steph 

        5 years ago

        it cool

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        wayne 

        5 years ago

        :) lol heheheehhehehehehehe

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        wayne 

        5 years ago

        yea it cool!!!!!!!

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        anonymous 

        5 years ago

        ang cute naman ng owl

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        q estupides 

        6 years ago

        q asco

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        pink angel 

        6 years ago

        So Cool!

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        Pink Angel 

        6 years ago

        Its good to people :)

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        mother earth 

        6 years ago

        cool

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        derrick 

        6 years ago

        save the world

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        Sarah jenkins 

        6 years ago

        Shut the hell up to all yall

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        sone soukkhy 

        6 years ago

        i like environmental science

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        you 

        6 years ago

        what

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        sneha reddy 

        6 years ago

        so sad!!

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        neha 

        6 years ago

        seriously nothing to lol about....poor owl...and yeah, many many others too...

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        taniya 

        6 years ago

        poor owl :(

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        poop 

        7 years ago

        this owl is a poo face

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        Bob 

        7 years ago

        Hi that owl is cute though I feel sorry for him he looks scared

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        Jessica 

        7 years ago

        Poor owl lol :( lol I fell sorry for that owl

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        Ghana Man 

        7 years ago

        Sorah and lasamdi are fools.

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        eeee 

        7 years ago

        poor owl

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        Tammy babeeey 

        7 years ago

        sorah and lamasdi this is sirious man you little freaks stop saying lol its not fair!

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        sorah 

        7 years ago

        haha lol xox

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        lasamdi 

        7 years ago

        its ok lol xo

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        sorah 

        7 years ago

        sorry i spelt ur name rong lol

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        lasamdi 

        7 years ago

        its spelt lasamdi not lasmdi lol. wish i cud look afta evry owl lyk :(

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        sorah 

        7 years ago

        sme here lasmdi its sosad 2 c owls dat ar sad lyk:(( xoxoxoxo

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        lasamdi 

        7 years ago

        poor owl lyk hope its kk xoxo

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