20 ways to save the Earth as a family

EDITOR'S NOTE: Not all of these tips are recommended during the coronavirus pandemic. Always follow your local government's regulations as well as CDC guidelines to keep your family—and others—safe and healthy during this time. After all, these tips will still be good once this is all over!

These days the news about the planet can be overwhelming for kids—and their parents. From the devastating fires in Australia to record-setting temperatures in Antarctica, it sometimes feels like personal actions can’t make a difference.

It’s true that sweeping collective action is needed to curb climate change, but small adjustments by people help too. Plus, by taking action to protect the planet, you can help your children feel empowered in the face of these global problems. Start with these tips to get the whole family involved in protecting the Earth.