Easy ways to turn kids into planet protectors

Change kids from everyday recyclers into stewards of the planet

It’s not unusual for kids to be concerned about the environment; we’ve been drilling common tips about protecting the Earth into their heads since before they could walk. But that doesn't mean parents should stop showing our children why doing what they do matters—in other words, how their actions can affect the world as a whole. This understanding can lead to a sense of ownership of the Earth, and therefore a greater sense of responsibility for caring for it. Here’s how to turn your radical recyclers into environmental stewards.

Protecting nature right outside the back door is a simple step toward understanding larger global connections. One fun family challenge is to check out what’s inside a hula hoop

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