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With two active boys who love robots, electric cars, helicopters, walkie-talkies, and all sorts of electronic toys, we really depend upon batteries in our home. Energizer has just launched new Eco Advanced Recycled Batteries. These batteries come in both AA and AAA and, of course, use the Energizer’s longest lasting alkaline for an extended battery life. These batteries are the coolest thing ever because this is the first battery on the market to use recycled materials and recycled batteries as part of the manufacturing process.
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Parenting Tips for Conservation
I treasure my kids and I am continually conscious of our family’s impact on the environment. I want to leave the world in better shape for my kids to inherit and I want to teach them to be environmentally conscious as well. In light of this new awesome battery from Energizer and with Earth Month less than a month away, I’d like to share some tips for teaching children about reuse, recycling, and conservation for a more sustainable lifestyle.
10 Ways to Teach Kids about being Environmentally Responsible
1. Recycle Old Toys – Every six months we purge our toys and sell them via a large consignment sale in our area. Any unsold toys go to charity. It’s a great way to reuse and recycle our things and it helps needy families in our community. I include my children in the purge process to help them learn about the importance of reusing and recycling our toys. I let them know that their old toys are going to a new little girl or boy who will love the toys and play with them.
2. Recycle Old Kid’s Clothes – In the same fashion, every six months we weed through clothing and sell the gently used items via consignment and donate the rest. This is a great way to keep things out of landfills and helps those in need in our community.
3. Power Toys with Recycled Batteries – You can find Energizer Eco Advanced Recycled Batteries in either AA or AAA at Walmart. Recycled Batteries cut down on waste and create a more responsible use of energy resources.
4. Donate – We donate our gently used items to local charities. Check online to see if any charities in your area are in need of gently used goods. We are fortunate enough to have a charity that will actually pick up our items from our driveway. The boys helped me carry some of our things outside.
5. Teach Kids to Recycle – My four year old already knows that the recycle can is at the back of our trash cabinet and he was more than happy to dispose of an empty milk jug by tossing it in the recycle can.
6. Hand-me-downs are ok. With two boys and a limited budget, we not only accept hand-me-downs from other families, we get good use out of every last thread. I couldn’t help but use this example of both of my boys wearing a Santa Claus costume when they were both at an age to wear it. It’s a hand-me-down Santa Suit, but aren’t they adorable? I know, I’m a little partial – I’m their mom!
7. Repurpose old things and teach kids as you go. My husband and I bought a fixer-upper. One of the things I love about the house is the old wood doors. I just want everything to be white. Last summer I managed to sand a few doors and repaint them. With so many doors in the house, they’re not all re-painted yet, but by reusing them we can teach our kids about what it means to reuse things that are still usable.
8. Spend some time in the outdoors. The more time my husband and I spend with our boys outdoors, the more they get to experience the wonders of nature. We talk to them about the importance of keeping streams clean for fish and drinking water. They love to play in water!
9. Introduce them to the Classics. Our community hosts a fun outdoor parade every summer. We love to gather with neighbors and friends and celebrate not only the new, but the classics as well. Teaching our boys about the value of classic cars and trucks teaches them a little history and exposes them to the ways in which technology has evolved. We can better appreciate the new when we recognize the value of the classics. Plus, these classic cars and trucks have been repurposed – what a great way to reuse and recycle!
10. Turn things off when not in use. Toys, lights, fans, and radios. As soon as something is not being used we ask our boys to turn it off. Energy is a valuable resource and we hope to teach our kids the value of conservation.
Where to find Energizer Eco Advanced Recycled Batteries
Speaking of energy, you can find Energizer’s new Eco Advanced Recycled Batteries at Walmart. Using recycled batteries is a great way to teach kids about being more environmentally responsible early on. Learn more about these cool new batteries online at: Twitter, Energizer on Facebook, and Energizer on Instagram.
Have a tip to share to help teach kids about being Environmentally Responsible?
Have any tips to share to help teach kids about being environmentally responsible? How does your family reuse, recycle and conserve energy? Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers!
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