We’re always encouraged to think about the impact we have on the planet, and when Earth Day rolls around, it’s an especially great opportunity to educate your children on the fine art of being eco-friendly. By showing your kids that it is important to be nice to Mother Earth, you can set them on a path toward eco-friendly living. Try these fun recycling projects with your kids to teach them to care for the earth!
Utility bills add up to an average of $1,900 for most families in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Lowering your utility bills gives you more money in the budget for other expenses while benefiting the environment by conserving fossil fuels. Some energy-reducing strategies are simple to begin immediately, while others take some time and upfront investment.
Organic food and hybrid vehicles are just two examples of products that are part of the green movement. Other methods of going green, such as conserving energy or shortening the length of your showers, are less costly ways to become more eco-friendly. All of the hype leaves some people wondering why they should join the green movement. The benefits of going green extend beyond simply helping the environment.
When you conserve water at home, you not only help protect and save the Earth’s resources, you save a bit of money as well. You will also teach your children a valuable lesson about using water wisely and taking care of the planet. While you can take extreme measures to conserve water, often it is the small steps, such as shaving a minute or two from your shower or checking faucets for leaks, that are all you need to do.
Gaining muscle and losing weight can go hand-in-hand, because muscle burns more calories than fat does. By adding strength training, Pilates or resistance bands to your exercise routine, you may be better able to reach your weight loss goals, according to the KidsHealth website. You can also be successful losing weight by choosing the right types of foods.