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Sustainable Living in Early Learning - Part II - Hi Kids!

 Hi kids!

We normally chat with your parents, but today I thought we should chat directly. All of you who can read this yourselves go to schools, and probably hear this from your teachers as well. We need to take care of our surroundings, and help Mother Earth heal. Today, I am going to share simple things you can do at home and when you are out to help with this process.

I would also like you to share things you already do to keep your surroundings clean, and also going to ask you to assume responsibility at home - makes sure your parents do the right thing too. It's time to become their teachers. Won't that be fun? :)

SIMPLE TIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

  • When you are the last one to leave a room, remember to switch off lights/fans/ACs
  • If you see lights/fans/AC switched on in an empty room, switch them off. Remind your family members to follow this practice too. We should not waste these precious resources
  • Water shortage is very real, we must save water in whatever way we can
    • Turn on the tap at a low speed, you do not need a lot of water to wash your hands
    • Turn off the tap while you have soap on your hands. You can turn it back on when you need to wash your hands
    • You do not need to take a shower every day. Decide which days you want to use the shower, rest of the days, use a bucket and mug to take a bath
    • On days that you do use the shower, remember that you do not need to turn it on at full speed. And remember to turn off the water while using the soap
    • Most of you have ROs at home. Tell mamma and papa not to throw away the excess water - you can use it to water plants, or mop the floors
  • DO NOT LITTER. Whenever you are out, and have an empty biscuit packet, or fruit peels, etc, do not throw them outside the car, in the park, or just any where. Use the dustbin. If a dustbin isn't available, take it back home and then throw in the dustbin
  • If you see an aunty or uncle or friend littering, go with your parents and talk to them about why this is wrong
  • Try not to use plastic bags wherever possible
  • Try not to waste food. Take small portions, and ask for seconds if you are still hungry
  • Try not to mix your food waste with paper or plastic waste. You can keep food waste like peels etc in a different box (do not use plastic to throw that waste)
  • You can always use chocos boxes, cheese spread boxes etc to make your own games, do some art work etc. Practice best out of waste, and do share pics/videos of what you have done :) It will give me ideas too
Let's take a pledge today to do things right

I think that is quite a lot of tips for today. Remember to teach them to your parents too. Let's do the right thing for the environment. And if you feel I have missed something important which your friends should also know, then drop me a message

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