Saving and conserving energy is something that the entire family should do, no matter what age. With this, it is time to start kids early on how to properly conserve energy by contributing in their own little ways. With these tips, they will learn to not only help save the planet, but on how to save up on electricity and other expenses as well.
1. Ride a bike to school
Rather than parents going out of their way to take their kids to school or pick them up after, they can teach and encourage their children to ride a bike to school. This will give them a sense of independence and it will also be good for their health. In addition, this will also help you save up on gas especially if the school is out of your regular way.
If the above is not feasible, then parents may also consider carpooling or have them ride the school bus. Not only will this save energy, but being with different people will also teach them how to be more confident and outgoing.
2. Train them to turn off equipment after use
Whether it be their computer, the TV, or the fan, train your children to turn off appliances when not in use. When computers are left running for just a few minutes, then they can opt to put it on sleep mode rather than turn it off. They can also be taught to unplug appliances when not in use for extended periods of time as this would also save up on lot of energy.
Most importantly, you can also save up on energy but teaching them to turn off the lights whenever they exit a room.
3. Let them play outside
Rather than playing on the computer for hours on end, encourage your children to play outside with other kids. Playing outside means that they would not have to turn on electric fans or air conditioners, as well as the TV, which will translate to big savings and a lot of conserved energy in the long run.
In addition, playing outside with other children will benefit your kids as they will be able to get plenty of exercise, and interaction with other children will help develop their emotional well being.
Follow these tips and tricks so that both you and your children can help in preserving the planet. Not only will you be helping Mother Nature, but you will also be able to get huge savings from your next monthly bill.