You can also shorten your showers and fix
any leaky faucets to conserve water. Consider
carpooling or walking when it makes sense to save
gas. Start a compost bin to reduce waste and give
your garden a boost. Get the kids involved and be
creative with how you can conserve resources.
If you want to clean up your neighborhood
consider doing a family volunteer project. You can
get friends and neighbors involved by picking up
trash along your street, cleaning up a local park,
or offering to do landscaping at a school or church.
You could adopt a street and make cleaning it up a
regular project. Serving in the community will help
your kids understand the importance of protecting
the environment and helping others.
It may not be feasible to make all these changes at
once but thoughtfully consider ways your family
can make a difference in your neighborhood and
to the earth and environment. Ask the kids to
brainstorm how they can pitch in and what they
think would be a simple way to make a big difference
this Earth Day.