4 Small Changes That Will Help Your Kids To Be More Eco-Friendly

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More parents try to be responsible role models for their children to do what they can to be eco-friendlier and more sustainable, but how can they teach their children that?

It doesn’t require anything major, but simple small changes that even children can implement to make this happen for a better future for themselves.

Let’s go over three small changes you and your kids could make to help inspire you.

1. Purchase Secondhand Goods

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One of the first things you can do with your kids to become more eco-friendly is to start purchasing more second-hand goods. These goods could be fashion items, or they could be homeware, or anything else your kids may want. In regard to fashion, make them aware of avoiding fast fashion, which is becoming a more serious problem. And because it’s cheap, kids love it.

Start shopping at second-hand shops with them so that you can repurpose or upcycle some goods that no one wants anymore, helping avoid them going to the bin or landfill. This also allows you to find something you may not have been looking for but prefer and inspire you to do some DIY together.

2. Use more Electric Vehicles

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It could be that changing the vehicle you usually use could make all the difference. Consider what vehicle you currently use when going shopping or doing the school runs. It could be that this vehicle uses a lot of petrol and is constantly needing to be refueled. This is not only bad for the environment, but it will also be costing you a lot of money each time.

For these reasons and more, it could be a good time to change the vehicle or transportation you use. You could look to drive an electric car or check if the buses to the school are hybrid as in London for example. Experts generally agree these cars are better for the environment, as they don’t burn up petrol and can use electricity instead.

If you decide to swap out your petrol guzzler for an electric alternative, you will need to ensure that you have insured the vehicle fully. You can browse car insurance quotes and do a price comparison via Quotezone.co.uk. These experts can help you find relevant quotes from insurers that can help save you money while giving you the coverage you need.

And if all fails, you can always cycle or walk.

3. Avoid Disposable Products Where Possible

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Think about your current purchasing habits when you shop with your kids. While we mentioned the benefits of purchasing second-hand, you should think further about the products you use daily. If you purchase fruit and veg from the supermarket, for example, you should avoid purchasing food wrapped in single-use plastic.

This is a waste of plastic and will fill up landfills across the country. Try to purchase loose fruit and veg if possible, and if you can’t, then try to purchase pre-packaged goods that are wrapped in recyclable materials like paper or cardboard.

This is becoming a more common occurrence for UK supermarkets as they look to ditch plastic packaging for good. They have also looked to stop using as many plastic bags as possible to encourage young and old consumers to use bags for life. And plastic cutler is being replaced with wooden cutlery. So, make your kids aware of the changes and what to look out for when doing their grocery shopping.

4. Discuss Energy Use & Energy Providers

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Children often don’t know where water, gas, and electricity come from. In light of the recent energy cost crisis, it is advisable to have a word with them about energy use, energy efficiency, and sources.

You can also do your part by swapping your energy provider. This won’t always be done easily, or possible in some cases, but it is worth looking into all the same. Compare your energy provider and if they are currently doing enough to be green and use renewable energy sources more.

You could look to swap providers if you don’t believe they are. While most energy companies will utilize the National Grid, there are still those that look to purchase renewable energy to help make change happen. Every little will help especially with your little ones.

With the listed 4 ideas you can make a start with your kids to become more eco-friendly. It’s all about creating awareness and changing habits, so make a start today with your family for a greener tomorrow.

 

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Manuela WillboldOnline Media & PR Strategist
Blogger and Educator by Passion | Senior Online Media & PR Strategist at ClickDo Ltd. | Fascinated to Write Lifestyle Blogs in News & Education I have completed a journalism summer course at the London School of Journalism and manage various blogs.

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Blogger and Educator by Passion | Senior Online Media & PR Strategist at ClickDo Ltd. | Fascinated to Write Lifestyle Blogs in News & Education I have completed a journalism summer course at the London School of Journalism and manage various blogs.

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