Mother Earth has blessed humankind with abundant resources and we did our best to overuse and misuse it to the extent that all of it is either polluted or being scarce. World Conservation Day is celebrated internationally on 28th July to spread awareness and remind us about the best practices to protect natural resources.
Conservation of nature is very crucial as scientists have been tirelessly warning us about the mass extinctions in the near future. We need to bring major changes in our lifestyles and adapt to sustainable living. Involving our kids is also very imperative as they are our future and the ones who will be responsible for a better tomorrow.
Wondering how you can get your kids involved in loving and preserving nature? Here are some practices that you can introduce to your child that can be easily followed while making a huge difference.
1.Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
2. Take a bath instead of a shower.
3. Take only half a glass of water instead of wasting it.
4. Turn off the lights, fans and charger switches when not in use.
5. Cut down on the use of plastic bags, cups and straws.
6. Carry lunch in a lunchbox.
7. Use metal bottles for water.
8. Carry your own water bottle when stepping out.
9. Reuse vegetable scraps, fruit peels and egg shells and make compost.
10. Save aside vegetable scraps for broth while helping in the kitchen.
11. Self-serve food so that can be finished to avoid wastage.
12. Help in sorting garbage mindfully.
13. Donate old toys, books and clothes to orphanages.
14. Enjoy pre-loved books and toys. `
15. Waste less paper and reusing old books and printed pages for writing.
16. Go old style and being happy with toys shaped out of wood, clay and old clothes.
17. Avoid littering when stepping out.
18. Use rechargeable batteries for toys.
19. Avoid loud music to limit noise pollution.
20. Water the plants in their home garden daily.
21. Grow some veggies and herbs in the home garden.
22. Care for local flora and fauna.
23. Plant trees around on every occasion and especially on their birthdays.
24. Donate from pocket money to environmental and wildlife organizations.
25. Spread awareness with friends.
We all have to make a commitment to ourselves to become more cautious to preserve and conserve nature. It will benefit us as well as our future generations to achieve sustainable development.
“Conservation is a cause that has no end. There is no point at which we will say our work is finished”- Rachel Carson
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