At this stage, there aren’t too many people that don’t recognize that we have to do something about climate change. Even people who previously gave it no thought are becoming interested, in large part because we’re already beginning to feel the effects. While the large companies (who have a much greater impact than individuals) are the ones who will have to make the biggest changes, we should all do our part.

Of course, creating an eco-warrior family isn’t something that we should consider a chore. We should think of it as fun! And the right thing to do. In this blog, we’re going to run through some useful tips that’ll ensure you and your family are bona fide eco-warrior powerhouses.

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Spend Time Outdoors

You might fully grasp the importance of looking after nature. But your kids? They might not quite be at that level. Studies have shown that children that spent time in nature are much more likely to adopt earth-saving practices later on down the line. So as well as trips to museums and all the other family activities you do, look at spending time in nature. This won’t just give them a long-term appreciation for the outdoors; you and the kids will also have an awesome time. The secret about the natural world is that it can be oh so much fun to be in.

Get Involved With Local Groups

It’s going to take a coordinated effort to tackle climate change. We’ll need to work together. So why not look at getting involved with any groups that are operating in your area? If you’re in a large city, then there’ll be plenty! But even small towns have groups you can join. And if there isn’t one in your town, then why not set one up? You’ll find that other locals are eager to join.

In the Home

Of course, you can’t just talk the talk. You have to walk the walk. If you’re going to do your best for the planet, then it’ll be important to adopt changes that’ll have a positive impact on the earth. And this begins with your home. Think about where your energy comes from: is it as sustainable as possible? If not, then installing solar roof tiles could provide a workable solution. More broadly, you can look at you and your family’s general habits in the home. Are you turning lights off and reducing the amount of water you use? And what about the food you’re eating?

Buying Goods 

Beyond the energy we use in the home, most people’s biggest environmental impact comes from their consumption. As such, one of the best ways to become more eco-friendly is to change how you shop. Closing your wallet will work, but of course, you’ll need to buy goods from time to time. When you do, look at buying second-hand or purchasing locally-produced goods. There’s an eco-friendly solution for everything these days, and it’s not always more expensive — buying pre-owned goods can be highly affordable, for instance. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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