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Tips to raise an Environment-Loving child

Childhood is that time when parents can help in molding the future of their children. With gaming and technology enveloping the lives of children these days, how can parents raise a more environmentally conscious child who shows responsibility towards the environment? Read on more to know how you can do that.

EICF, Teaches children the importance of Reducing waste, Reusing resources, and Recycling whatever they can help them respect the environment. Do you have a stack of old newspapers around? Or maybe worn-out clothes? If the answer is yes, it’s time to teach our young ones how these materials can be reused whenever possible. Tell them the importance of conserving resources like water! Does your child leave the tap on while brushing their teeth? Before you turn it off, explain to them why water should be used sparingly and how it can be done. With simple everyday examples of implementing the 3 R’s in our lives, children can surely become more responsible towards the environment.

  • Promote activities like gardening

Children need to be aware of the ways they can help in contributing to the environment. Encourage them to plant more trees – a great way to teach the same is by involving them in gardening. While they water the plants, speak to them about how plants and trees contribute to a clean environment. Gardening will teach children to love and respect nature and living beings. Plan to go on nature walks with your family as much as you can. Remember, children learn faster through fun activities! 

  • Be energy conscious at home

At home, we tend to forget to switch off the lights when not in use! And that eventually becomes a habit! We need to consciously ensure that we conserve energy whenever and wherever we can. The same needs to be taught to children. Ask them to switch off appliances when not in use and at the same time explain why they are doing it. Children will follow what you say when they are aware of the ‘why’s’ and ‘how’s of doing things. Next time you see them overcharging their phones, you know what to do!

  • Turn on Discovery and Nat Geo

While watching movies is a great source of entertainment for children, it’s important that they also watch educational programs on television. Learning through visuals is a great way for children learns. Shows like ‘Planet Earth’ on Discovery or ‘Climate Change’ on National Geographic are a great source of spreading awareness – especially among children! Get children into the habit of watching these programs apart from the usual movies they watch! Surely a great way to learn, isn’t it? Do check out this list of educational programs children could binge-watch!

  • Set an example

Remember that learning begins at home and children will follow in your footsteps. So the next time you are munching chips in the car, remember not to fling the packet out of the window. Or maybe switch off the lights at home yourself when not in use. We all learn through others, don’t we? Children will follow what you do. Conserve resources whenever possible, avoid environmental pollution, and make children learn the same. As parents, it’s important to lead by example!

Today’s children are the future of tomorrow! So, parents need to consciously educate their children about the ill effects of environmental pollution and the dangers associated with it. A responsible and environment-loving child can surely make a difference in the coming years on a global level, we never know!


Tomorrow’s world is in the hands of today’s children. By giving them positive role models, they’ll learn how to form their own positive habits. Among them, those related to sustainable living.

The responsibilities and concerns of parents are legions. But while most moms and dads prioritize potty training and how to stop thumb-sucking, how many worry about teaching their kids to be less wasteful? Even those who intend to do so may have trouble finding the right time and opportunity.

Fortunately, we got you covered. The following are five ways to teach your children to be more sustainable:

  1. Spend Time Together in Nature

Get outside to enjoy forests, parks, and nature trails. Children will see there is value in protecting these things. As you enjoy your walks in nature together, talk about how the things we do impact all of these things in nature. Talk about minimizing the impact we have on nature around us. Take time to collect trash as you hike. All of these things let you get active while teaching children about the world. If they don’t take care of this part of nature, the future of the world won’t get to enjoy the tall trees and beautiful trails.

  • Talk About Water and Energy Conservation

Kids may not understand that there are limited resources on the earth. They don’t know that water is limited and electricity usually comes from non-renewable natural resources. Instead of yelling at them to turn off lights and turn off the faucet, lead them by giving them videos to watch about conserving nonrenewable resources. Explain why these things are so critical. Give them the education they need to conserve these resources in the future. Make it fun by playing a game and donating to charity with the money you save conserving water and electricity. The more you get it into their mind that it’s important to conserve water and energy, the harder they’ll work for the children of the future to not waste non-renewable items.

  • Take Them to the Grocery Store

It may seem silly, but kids learn a lot from a trip to the grocery store. They actually see all of the work you do to get food on the table. They’re able to help you choose fresh fruits and veggies. You can explain eco-friendly product concepts and show them how to choose food. Explain the differences between organic and locally produced versus processed foods. Show them labels and stickers that help the environment. Show them how to look for food that doesn’t have unnecessary plastic packaging. A trip to the grocery store isn’t just about the food in your refrigerator. It’s about teaching children how to shop for a lifetime.

  • Recycle at Home

Recycling isn’t about just throwing things in a bin with a label. Talk about the importance of recycling and waste. Let them watch videos about how paper is made. Talk to them about protecting the forests in the world. Talk about how materials like plastic take hundreds of years to decompose naturally. They might not understand these things harm the environment. Once they realize the importance of recycling labels, they’ll be able to put their actions into motion. You can set up fun bins in your home with paper, glass, cans, and plastic. They can decorate the bins so they remember what goes where.

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