Last week I introduced a new series of posts I originally called Green is the New Black – teaching your children to love the earth one simple step at a time.
Well, after thinking on it, I wanted to change it, tweek it a bit if you will. Green is the New Black was a great idea, but I wanted to do something more tailored to my current lifestyle so….
Instead I am calling this series – Green so easy even a Toddler can do it! Missed my first post? No worries – you can catch up here!
This week I thought I would be a little more clear on exactly what this series is going to focus on. Basically my son is only 16.5 months old, but I think he at a perfect age to start learning simple steps to love the world we live in.
Trust me, I am the furthest thing from expert on being green. In fact, I am probably still considered a newbie greener, but my hope is that I can learn these habits right a long side my son. Together we can really make a difference by just making simple changes.
Did you know that if everyone in America turned out the lights in their home when not actively in use, the result would be a 25% reduction in the amount of electricity used everyday? source
Squishy LOVES the in and out game. In out, in out, in out. Seriously I think he could do that all day long. So what better opportunity to start learning on and off than right now. Every time we enter a room, I pick him up to the light switch and let him turn it on. When we leave I let him push it off. He loves this. Sometimes I wish I could have the simple joys in life he does. His smile when he is doing this looks like a kid in a candy store with free reign.
My hope is that he will learn to turn off lights as he goes, and only use them when he needs them. A simple step so easy even a toddler can do it!
If you have a suggestions for this series or want to guest post? I would love to hear from you. Please send your ideas in to familyandlifeinlv at gmail dot com.
My 6 words for Saturday: Simple Step: Turn off the Lights!
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