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5 Simple Ways to Get Your Family Involved in Sustainability this Earth Day

It's more important than ever to prioritize sustainability and ecology. What better way to start than by getting your family involved in sustainability efforts at home?

Here are some tips on how you can get your family on board with eco-friendly practices:

Start the Conversation

Talk to your family about climate change and the impact that human activities have on the environment. You can also share some interesting facts about how simple changes in our daily habits can have a big impact. If you have small children, check out these environmentally-themed books

Lead by example

As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. So, set an example by adopting eco-friendly habits yourself. Your family is more likely to follow in your footsteps if they see you making a conscious effort to reduce your impact on the planet. Practice simple things like turning off lights when leaving a room, recycling, and using reusable bags.

Make it a Team Goal

Involve your family in making eco-friendly changes around the house. Encourage them to take part in making simple changes like using less water, turning off electronics when not in use, and using eco-friendly cleaning products. You can even make it a fun family activity by creating a sustainability challenge that everyone can participate in.

Start a Garden

Growing your own food is not only a great way to reduce your carbon footprint but it's also a fun and educational activity for the whole family. Start a small garden in your backyard or balcony, and involve your family in planting, watering, and harvesting. Have a friendly contest to see who can grow the biggest piece of produce, or if you're feeling competitive, check out local fairs where you can submit your items for judging. 

Reduce waste

Reducing waste is a crucial part of sustainability. Try composting food scraps, using reusable containers and bottles, and opting for products with minimal packaging. You can also make a habit of donating or recycling items that are no longer needed. Challenge your kids to create something new using old materials—here are some ideas

Getting your family involved in sustainability and ecology doesn't have to be a daunting task. By educating them about the importance of sustainable practices, setting an example, involving them in making eco-friendly changes, you can make a positive impact on the environment and inspire your family to do the same.

Laura Atkins

Written by Laura Atkins

Laura is a Marketing Manager at RKL eSolutions, specializing in Digital Media and Content Marketing. Laura also heads up the teams volunteering initiatives, Sage Foundation partnership events and charitable giving campaigns. Outside of work Laura enjoys hiking, crafting and traveling with her family.