There are so many ways that we can help our children be more aware of the earth and teach them how to be more green. In any situation, rather than just telling them what to do, it is always more effective and longer lasting if we explain to our kids the reasons why we do things, or why we ask them to do certain tasks.
- Did you know that less than 1% of all the water on Earth can be used by people? The rest is salt water (the kind you find in the ocean) or is permanently frozen and we can’t drink it, wash with it, or use it to water plants.
- As our population grows, more and more people are using up this limited resource. Therefore, it is important that we use our water wisely and not waste it.
- After washing your hands, make sure the faucet is turned off tightly so there are no drips.
- When water drips, we waste clean water that we could have used for something else like watering the plants.
- Fill a pitcher of water and put it in the fridge for drinking. Then when you need cold water you don’t have to let the tap run, waiting for the water to get cold.
- If you’re old enough, take a shower instead of a bath.
- An average bath requires 30-50 gallons of water. The average shower of four minutes with an old shower head uses 20 gallons of water. With a low-flow shower head, only 10 gallons of water is used.
- Take shorter shower