Teaching kids to save water
- Give it a squeeze: I teach my kids to put some oomph into it when they are turning off the faucet. Even little drips send a lot of water down the drain.
- Reading is magic: My girls love to read The Magic School Bus: At The Waterworks, by Joanna Cole. It’s a silly story about a trip through the fresh water cycle that will give your child a better understanding of how her water gets to the faucet.
- A greener shade of
guiltperspective: Check out The Ryan’s Well Foundation, founded by first-grader Ryan Hrelijac, an organization that aims to raise awareness and funds for children in other countries who do not have access to clean water.
- Keep ’em cool: With all of our other efforts to conserve water, I don't feel nearly as guilty when the kids beg to turn on the hose. But I do make the water do double-duty. We use the sprinkler in an area where the lawn or garden needs it the most so that the water splashes off of the kids and on to the plants.
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