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Passing on the Green Gene

December 17th, 2008 by Glow Mama

Parenting is a full-time job that requires, time, energy, effort, and of course, lots of love.  Setting a proper example for children can help to ensure that they grow up to be socially conscious, environmentally aware adults.  The world we live in is going to require a lot of effort from our children if they want to live in a sustainable world that will last more than the next couple of generations.

Many people already know the importance of setting the proper example for the children of today.  Here are a few ways you can make sure that you can pass along the “green gene” to your children so that they will continue to help change the face of our planet for the future.

Recycle
This may seem like a no-brainer, but doing everything you can to make sure that you recycle all recyclable goods used by you and your family is a habit that will stick for life.  Separating your trash from recyclables is a duty that everyone should take seriously. Many cities are thinking of cutting recycling programs because they have poor participation, which makes the effort not very cost-effective.  Other cities and smaller towns still don’t have a recycling program in place.  Making recycling part of your every day life can help change this.

Support Companies That Support Sustainability
Children pick up most of their lifelong habits from their parents, including what businesses they choose to patronize.  Make sure that you support companies and businesses that actually care about the future of the planet and explain why you support these companies to your children.  Let them know which companies care about their future and they will learn to spread the word as they grow older

Organic Foods and Products
Try your best to consume as much organic food and use as many organic goods as possible.  Doing this will ensure that your children ingest less harmful chemicals from pesticides to fertilizers.  Additionally, organically grown fruits and vegetables help promote environmentally sustainable growing practices that are catching on and have little negative impact on the planet, if any.

Community Involvement
Of course, getting your community involved or belonging to a community group that holds environmental issues close to heart can be a great way for you and your family to meet others with similar beliefs.  Being part of a community and doing your part for the environment can be another great way to help pass along the green gene to future generations.

This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of online vocational schools She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com.

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