With this day coming up, I have been thinking about what my family, my speech kiddos, and I have been doing this year to help keep our Earth green. I'd like to share our "green-ness" tips with you all.
1- Use Earth-friendly products: We have been using "green" products about 90% of the time to clean around the house. I have also been using "green" cleaning products in my speech room. No kids should be smelling chemicals from cleaning products in my home or speech room.
2- Educate children: We have been making nature crafts in speech and have had major lessons on trees, flowers, birds, bees, etc. We have also been singing and listening to "Earth" songs. This helps younger children become more interested in environmental topics.
3- Recycle: We recycle at home and we have been very careful recently about what we recycle. We checked out our city's recycling page and have corrected our recycling ways. My speech kiddos have also been recycling their papers they use in speech.
4- Use both sides of paper: I use recycled paper to take data most of the time. When I write on paper, I make sure I use both sides of it.
5- Reuse second hand: We reuse! My friends and I have been passing down baby/toddler clothes and toys to each other so we can reuse and buy less.
6- Use less bottled water: We almost never buy bottled water. We filter our water so we don't use plastic bottles. We take our water to go wherever we go.
7- Use cloth bags: We have been taking our own reusable cloth bags to grocery stores.
8- Pay bills online: We have been paying our bills online to avoid extra paper usage.
9- Plant: We bought lots of seeds last week so we can plant new veggies and flowers in our backyard.
10- Buy local: We have been trying our best to shop at our local farmer's market. This is not practical all the time, but we're trying our best.
What are you doing to keep our Earth green?