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    Betsy Wild
    I have been passionate about good health and protecting the environment since the early 1970’s and am eager to share my knowledge. I am convinced that even the smallest change you make can make a big difference – for you, the earth and your pocketbook.
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    Easy green tips for kids

    By Betsy Wild

    It’s never too early for kids to make environmentally responsible practices a part of their daily life. To protect the future of the earth, kids must get involved.  That’s how change happens. Below are simple, money-saving, kid-friendly ideas that make a difference.

    • Start recycling and encourage your friends to recycle too.
    • Start composting kitchen waste and encourage your friends to do so too.
    • Buy green school supplies – pencils, notebooks with recycled paper and reuse last year’s unfinished notebooks.
    • Walk, carpool or take a bus to school to cut down on carbon emissions.
    • Save water by turning it off when brushing your teeth.
    • Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
    • Turn off video games and computers when not in use.  Better yet,cut down on video game time, which uses more energy than computers or tv.  Play outside instead.
    • Use rechargeable batteries in your toys and buy well-made toys that last.
    • Plant a little garden – lettuce and radishes are quick, easy to grow crops.
    • Reduce use of throwaway cups, plates, utensils and use washable dishes and cloth napkins instead.
    • Use reusable, BPA-free water bottles instead of plastic ones.
    • Use a recyclable lunch bag and put your snacks in reusable containers rather than buying small, throwaway ones.
    • Celebrate Earth Day on April 22!

    Click on the link below to watch a brief video created for children on the importance of recycling and the positive effects of doing so.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0V-3E64ht0

    For more green living tips, visit greenwithbetsy.com.

    January 12, 2015