In the education of children, it is increasingly important to encourage them to be aware of the importance of caring for the environment. Therefore, not only on Earth Day but at any time, it is a perfect occasion to share these 10 tips to protect the environment.
We propose ten simple tricks to teach children to respect the environment, recycle and save water and energy. Small gestures that help the little ones learn to protect our planet.
Do you think it is necessary to wait until the child is older to talk to him about protecting the environment? Educating from early childhood about the small habits that they can follow to take care of our planet, guarantees us that when these little ones grow up, they will have naturally assumed how important it is to protect the Earth. Sometimes it is the small gestures that matter, this is how we can teach children to protect the environment.
To save water, the most important thing is not to waste it. How many times have you brushed your teeth with the tap running? Do you turn off the shower tap while you lather? Water is a resource that runs out and is so important for our survival and that of nature that we cannot waste it. There are small customs that can help you save water at home. Just turn off the tap while you brush your teeth, or while you lather up in the shower. Flushing the toilet using half the load, closing the water outlet a little so that not so much comes out, or changing the bathtub for the shower tray are gestures that will not only have an impact on your water bill but also on the environment.
Separate the waste into different garbage cans. You can decorate buckets in different colors to make it easier to identify what to put in each bag. Don’t get carried away with the excuse that you don’t have space to recycle. If you want to protect the planet, have a space in your house dedicated to recycling garbage. You can separate organic waste from containers, glass, and paper. Also, don’t forget to recycle batteries, appliances, clothing, furniture, or other items. You can take them to a clean point so that they have a second life and we do not have to use new resources to manufacture them.
Before recycling the paper, remember to use it on both sides. In addition, you can buy recycled paper, so you will save trees. Today there are tree plantations dedicated exclusively to the production of paper, thus avoiding deforestation of the forests. However, all those notebooks or sheets that you use and throw away can have a second life whether you use them completely, or if you recycle them and take them to the paper and cardboard container.
Gasoline and diesel cars emit a quantity of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere that causes direct damage to people’s health. Even if there are anti-pollution protocols in your city and it is ensured that there are not too many emissions into the atmosphere, prohibiting traffic on certain days, you can contribute your grain of sand. how? Use public transport instead of the car. Avoid driving in city centers and access by metro or bus. Not only is it saving for the whole family, but you will also help avoid all that harmful pollution and energy waste.
The light bulb is such an everyday and small element that it can go unnoticed for pollution purposes. However, light bulbs are highly polluting and this has an impact on the environment. Use low-energy light bulbs. Not only will you help save electricity, but you will also reduce spending on your electricity bill. If the bulb lasts a long time, it will take a long time to change it, therefore, the waste they generate is reduced. This is important because some light bulbs, especially the old ones that were not low consumption, contain highly polluting elements. In fact, since 2012 the sale of incandescent light bulbs has been prohibited, if you still have one at home, change it for low consumption ones, much more respectful of the environment.
A very widespread custom is to leave electrical devices such as the computer or the television on hold. However, that standby state continues to consume power. Our advice at this point is to turn off electrical appliances at home when they are not being used. You should disconnect them completely. You can also wait until the washing machine or dishwasher are full before plugging them in, so you don’t waste electricity or water.
Do not abuse the heating or air conditioning. It is an energy expense and a health hazard to abuse a temperature that is too cold or too hot at home, the recommended setting is about 20 in winter. The more heating or air conditioning you use, the more electricity you consume, and, by extension, power plants emit more CO2 into the atmosphere.
Plastic is one of the most polluting elements since it takes dozens of years to disintegrate. Microplastics have already been detected on the shores of many beaches, they are small pieces of plastic that pollute the environment. They reach the sea from plumbing (some toothpaste contains them) or from poor recycling of plastic bottles or bags. The ideal in these cases is that you can use cloth bags, but if you have plastic bags, make sure they are biodegradable and also reuse them. Save them when you go shopping, or use cloth bags.
Turn off all the lights in your house that are not essential. Do not abuse the electric light, and make the most of natural light. It is healthier to adjust our schedule to make the most of the hours of sunlight than to rely on electricity.
Use boxes, fabrics, bricks… to make decorations or toys. Any object can be recycled and turned into something amazing, use your imagination! From old clothes to soda cans they can have a second use if you are creative.
It has become one of the pillars of every home: if you recycle, you help the environment.
A piece of advice: if you can, have a bin for each type of waste: a container for packaging, another container for paper and cardboard, one for organic waste, another for leftovers, and the last one for glass. Help could be putting colored labels to facilitate the work.
It helps to reduce the levels of environmental contamination and its levels of carbon monoxide and dioxide, hydrocarbons, and other particles that favor air pollution.
Even if it is for short trips, it can benefit your health, care for the environment, and even your pocket, since you will not spend on gasoline or maintenance of your car.
It has been shown that by unplugging devices that go to sleep you can save an average of $52 on your annual bill. Imagine if you also accompanied it by turning off the lights when you leave the roomsroom or leaving the fridge open only long enough to get what you need.
Turn off the light! Remember that phrase that your parents told you so much when you were little and put it into practice.
There are many reasons why you should try to consume no or as little plastic as possible: a million plastic bottles are sold on the planet every minute. Each one will take about 450 years to decompose. More than 90% of the world’s plastics are produced from fossil fuels. 42% of the plastic goes to the packaging of food and manufactured products, which barely spends a few minutes in the hands of the consumer.
If you care about the planet and biodiversity, reducing your plastic footprint is one of the most efficient ways to reduce your ecological footprint.
According to the Ministry of Industry, companies that used electronic invoicing saved more than 118 million dollars in 2018. A paper bill costs about 3 while a digital one costs 0.12. It is an abysmal saving in money and paper.
Also, paper can get lost, wet, or torn. And how much physical space do you need at home to store it? They are all cons. Try to reduce paper consumption: use the computer, scan the physical documents you have, and do the paperwork online. Change the chip and start saving money: in this way you will contribute to the sustainability of the environment.
In this sense, Seidoc helps you stop using paper, thus helping to preserve the environment: save money and simplify working with documents in a single application. Create, edit, store, sign and collaborate without limits, fully protected and in compliance with English law.