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April 25, 2007

Teaching Your Kids the Importance of Earth Day and Beyond

Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd-- an important day for everyone who inhabits this planet. Every day, we are becoming more aware of the affects of global warming. As we strive to keep our eco-system in tact, and keep our rainforests from being destroyed; as a practical matter, there is more we can do on an individual basis. While you likely explained to your kids what Earth Day represents, it is important to continue to live those principles, not just one day, but every day-- to keep the environment free from further damage. Here are some simple ideas to keep every day Earth Day in your home:

* Plant a tree in your yard

* Recycle as much as you can.

* If age appropriate, have your kids walk or bike ride to school.

* When not at home, keep lights off.

* Ensure you are preserving water by checking leaky faucets.

* Conserve water by not leaving water on when brushing teeth.

* Limit time in the shower.

* Wash car less often.

* Replace filter in air conditioner often.

* When shopping at grocery store, use recyclable or reusable bags.

* Volunteer to help clean up your local park

* Teach kids how to grow plants and herbs

* Build a birdhouse in your backyard

By implementing these suggestions, you are teaching your kids to conserve energy, recycle, respect nature, save water, keep the environment clean, and love and respect all animals who inhabit the earth.

Imagine if everyone took the time to implement just one of these suggestions, we would truly be able to save what little we have left, and preserve this precious earth for our kids and generations to come.

Here's to healthy, Earth-friendly living!


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