20 ways to save the Earth as a family
We get it—recycling can be complicated. Should you recycle plastic drink bottles with the cap on or off? What about a pasta box with the plastic window? Each facility has different technology and systems, so familiarize your family with the city’s recycling requirements. Even better, book a tour of your local recycling center to show kids how it all works. Once they’ve watched tons of cardboard and paper fly up over hundreds of rotating discs, they’ll never look at the recycling bin the same way again.
Climate news can be overwhelming for kids—and their parents. It might even feel 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.