Eco hacks for families

These 16 clever ideas make protecting the planet simple and fun for kids.

Kids who’ve watched Greta Thunberg lead international climate change protests might believe that making an impact on the planet requires big action that’s out of reach for a typical child. The solution? Eco hacks.

Kris Bordessa—author of Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-reliant Living—says that parents can empower kids by showing them “eco hacks,” which are simple, surprising, and clever ideas that will help children find the fun in protecting the planet.

“If kids are made aware of these things, they can kind of tip the balance a little bit in their lives,” she says. “We're in kind of a rough spot right now with the climate and the environment, but people can make changes that are so simple.”

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