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What is a good way to teach children to be eco-conscious?

Posted on 2/01/10 at 8:53 PM By BISSELL | 27 Replies

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Nikki Sprouse

Columbus, OH

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Children will learn through the actions of the parent's.
Posted on 1/15/11 at 11:49 PM

Michelle Anderson

Wexford, PA

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I take my son with me to recycle our cardboard, magazines and branches to teach him that recycling is a good thing that we should all do.
Posted on 12/02/10 at 5:33 AM

manuel alicea

lakewood, NJ

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Conversation. Talk to them and teach by example
Posted on 9/24/10 at 5:52 PM

Elizabeth Trott

Bluffton, SC

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I just teach them what I'm doing and why- recycling, reducing water usage, reusing items.  It's just a habit for them, now!
Posted on 9/08/10 at 8:30 AM

Christine Hodge

Marion, KY

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We don't have much recycling where I live, so we try to reuse products that we can.  Don't use to much water, turn off everything when you leave a room to save electricity.  We have very good well water, so we usually bring our own water in travel mugs.  We look for products that won't hurt the enviroment.
Posted on 8/08/10 at 5:57 PM

Mary Curtis

Gilbert, AZ

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They have to choose what is recycle and what is not and put it in it's proper bin.
Posted on 8/02/10 at 12:12 PM

mike davis

Kent, OH

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pick up trash, recycling is a great chore.
Posted on 7/19/10 at 12:56 PM

Amy Vanwyk

Fayetteville, NC

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They help us recycle.  We also use a water filter versus bottled water.

Posted on 6/21/10 at 9:29 AM


Roseville, CA

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we recycle together

Posted on 6/09/10 at 7:12 PM

Sandra Horton

Lockhart, TX

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My teenager has for several years collected her empty water bottles and soda cans in garbage bags. We take them to the recycling center. She does the same with old newspapers, school work, other papers. Be sure to rinse out the soda cans. She continues to do this now that she's in college.

Use cloth napkins and cleaning rags, then wash them for re-use.

Use vinegar and/or baking soda for most cleaning projects.

Run the dishwasher only when it's full. If it's going to be a couple of days before you have a full load, run only the cold water rinse cycle, or rinse the dishes thoroughly before puttng them in the dishwasher.

Take advantage of your community's pickup projects for used motor oil, old appliances, batteries, paint and other potentially dangerous items.

Ask your pharmacist for the proper way to dispose of old medications. Flushing them down the toilet or kitchen drain puts them in the water supply.

Posted on 5/24/10 at 12:56 PM
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