Learning about climate change and the environment has never been as important as it is now with this year said to be the point that either makes or breaks our future. We have teamed up with an independent school in Kent to share a few ways that you can raise an environmentally conscious child.
Caring for Animals
Animals are truly fascinating and beautiful. Caring for them can help your child to grow a fondness for nature and a need to protect it. A pet animal like a cat or horse-riding lessons can help your child to become an animal friend.
Go for Walks
Hikes and nature trails can get your child to experience what it’s like to be out in nature and the serenity that comes with it. These memories will be the ones that they cling on to as they grow older, forging a love and need to protect the environment. For the dads, this might be a fishing trip which can help with bonding.
Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables
There’s a joy that comes from eating homemade food which is even stronger when it’s food that you’ve grown yourself. This can give your child the skills and patience needed to grow their own food in the future and cut down on ‘food miles’. This small family initiative can save on fuel that’s otherwise spent travelling thousands and thousands of miles to deliver food to supermarkets.
Travel the World
It’s easy to ignore the problem if it’s not on your doorstep. Travelling across the world to exotic locations can help your child to appreciate how beautiful the sights across the world are and how close we are to losing them. This can help them to learn about the effects of climate change by seeing them first-hand.