Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Today is Earth Day! It's not just a day to celebrate the earth, but to make a commitment to cherishing and preserving it. What measures are you and your family taking to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Here are just a few ways my family tries to reduce our carbon footprint:
We eat meat just 1-2 times per week.
We use water bottles and sandwich containers instead of plastic bags and disposable wrappers.
We take 5-minute showers.
We wash clothes with cold water.
We use energy-efficient light bulbs.
This year, everyone can join Mickey and Friends in living greener with DISNEY GO GREEN: A Family Guide To A Sustainable Lifestyle. The book explains the importance of sustainability in a simple, understandable way. It includes interesting facts and tips, and has lots of fun activities for children to try.
The purpose of the activities is to show children how to be artistic using items found in nature or how to reuse things they already have. There are also recipes for using locally grown ingredients. All of this helps reduce our ecological footprint and impact on the planet.
Some suggestions for projects include:
· turn an orange juice carton into a bird feeder
· use different tube-shaped materials to make a marble run
· notch old paper towel and toilet paper rolls to make Lincoln log structures
What I like about DISNEY GO GREEN is that it's not just a "save the earth" book or a "recycled crafts" activity book, it's really a lifestyle book that goes much further than recycling and walking to school and making bird feeders. It's all of that and more! It talks about living a minimalist lifestyle, being kind to one another (if you care about others, you care about how they live and what kind of planet everyone is living in!), having responsibilities and setting goals. There is so much food for though, it's the perfect book to read to your kids in bits and pieces. Read a page before dinner and spend your dinner hour talking about it, or read another page on a car trip and talk about it during the trip.
Disclosure: I received a product sample to facilitate my review, but have not been paid to review the product or give my opinions. . The views and opinions expressed here are my own.