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26 Ways Kids Can Protect the Environment!

The Environment is Worth Protecting

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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!

Comments

ANACHI on July 15, 2020:

പോ അണ്ണാച്ചി പിന്നെ വാ

Lavanya on July 02, 2020:

Because we have written it for the past two years and we have been Influence

Pearl on June 13, 2020:

Not the best app

Lea on April 23, 2020:

OMG! We need to help!

Sonic on April 21, 2020:

Gotta go fast!

adaryiah on February 21, 2020:

I do a on I can to keep clean outside

Samiyyah Jonds on February 17, 2020:

Well.........at least i`m first again

Amazing

Chatterbox fan on January 07, 2020:

I’m bored because nobody chat here anymore

Chatterbox fan on January 06, 2020:

Why don’t anybody chat here any more why, why, WHY!

Vegeta on December 07, 2019:

.....I hate you Kakkorat

Goku on December 06, 2019:

I don’t know it just get into me Vegeta you should really calm your farms Vegeta!

Vegeta on December 05, 2019:

OF COURSE NOT! ITS NOT EVEN SCARY KAKKORAT WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE ON MY NERVES ALL THE TIME

Goku on December 05, 2019:

Agh, Vegeta is that owl scary to you or is it me

Terminator on December 01, 2019:

I WILL BE BACK TO SEE YOUR OWL

Unknown on December 01, 2019:

Unknown I stole your name MUHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaa............. I stoled your name.

Unknown on November 07, 2019:

Also, there you go COPYRIGHTED!!!!!!!!!

Unknown on November 07, 2019:

Thats what I exactly do Cyber Safety Boy. Anyways, that is a cute owl

Cyber Safety Boy on September 07, 2019:

Don’t use your real name use a fake name remember this kids have fun and stay cyber safe

Chatterbox fan on August 12, 2019:

How do I make the owl scared it can’t even see me because it’s looking straight at a camera

Hy on April 29, 2019:

Good owl

YOUR OWL IS CUTE on April 06, 2019:

YOUR OWL IS CUTE

Annette capel on April 05, 2019:

How many kids do you have in your basement?

zomboby on March 13, 2019:

DADDY

jg on January 17, 2019:

owls are better then fortnite

Pro on January 17, 2019:

FORTNITE FOR LIFE

cami on January 16, 2019:

owl yo

amiyah on January 08, 2019:

that owl is not freaking scary

hihi on January 08, 2019:

why you bully your owl.

marcos on December 19, 2018:

i love fortnite not ugly owls

marcos on December 19, 2018:

i love fortnite

Alice on December 06, 2018:

I love this owl!!!!!!!!!!!!

hello on December 06, 2018:

i did not read

Makah on July 25, 2018:

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

I was sooooo scared when I saw that owl and bro I’m scared

Isiah Torres on May 25, 2018:

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

Isiah Torres on May 25, 2018:

hi owl are you important because really your not also um can i make the owl into bacon because it looks super yummy.And bruh look at this dude!!!!Look at the top of his head, look at his lips!!!! Boi get roasted.

JAYVIENRIVERA on May 25, 2018:

hey guys

joe on May 24, 2018:

this site is the best

There you go on May 24, 2018:

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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 on May 24, 2018:

the owl is scary take it down.

jayvien rivera on May 24, 2018:

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

natalie madison on May 21, 2018:

you are amazing

Hbzraf1255677/$# on May 16, 2018:

You are poor and stupid

millie on May 09, 2018:

poor owl!☹

Emma on May 04, 2018:

i love the information.kids will love it!

It's cool good information on April 25, 2018:

Good after al all comments are worst

angelo on April 16, 2018:

I did it

myka on March 06, 2018:

I want to help the world everyone can help.

Honey on June 02, 2016:

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

J.C on July 04, 2015:

Try to protect for our mother'earth

J.C on July 04, 2015:

My ambition

melviiantay lee on April 23, 2015:

you know how to tesh

Malikka on April 22, 2015:

Recycle those can and bottles instead of just towing them away

Krystal on December 10, 2014:

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

mahi on December 02, 2014:

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

haley on October 07, 2014:

its cool

Arohi on May 24, 2014:

He is not scared!!!!!!

awesome on April 17, 2014:

i love this

idea

of.

nobody on October 29, 2013:

you guys are so retarted

wayne on October 29, 2013:

fail

ray on October 29, 2013:

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

Nelly on October 29, 2013:

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

ray on October 29, 2013:

wayne was up bro

malik on October 29, 2013:

it cool

Nelly on October 29, 2013:

hey stef

Ray on October 29, 2013:

was up

wayne on October 29, 2013:

hey steph

steph on October 29, 2013:

it cool

wayne on October 29, 2013:

:) lol heheheehhehehehehehe

wayne on October 29, 2013:

yea it cool!!!!!!!

anonymous on October 10, 2013:

ang cute naman ng owl

q estupides on March 01, 2013:

q asco

pink angel on February 26, 2013:

So Cool!

Pink Angel on February 26, 2013:

Its good to people :)

mother earth on February 26, 2013:

cool

derrick on February 26, 2013:

save the world

Sarah jenkins on February 22, 2013:

Shut the hell up to all yall

sone soukkhy on November 17, 2012:

i like environmental science

you on July 19, 2012:

what

sneha reddy on June 11, 2012:

so sad!!

neha on June 04, 2012:

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

taniya on June 03, 2012:

poor owl :(

poop on May 17, 2012:

this owl is a poo face

Bob on March 29, 2012:

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

Jessica on February 22, 2012:

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

Ghana Man on February 07, 2012:

Sorah and lasamdi are fools.

eeee on January 24, 2012:

poor owl

Tammy babeeey on September 21, 2011:

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

sorah on September 21, 2011:

haha lol xox

lasamdi on September 21, 2011:

its ok lol xo

sorah on September 21, 2011:

sorry i spelt ur name rong lol

lasamdi on September 21, 2011:

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

sorah on September 21, 2011:

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

lasamdi on September 21, 2011:

poor owl lyk hope its kk xoxo