Early childhood education follows your kids throughout their lives. Teaching them about saving water and protecting the planet at a young age can have a major impact on their contribution to the environment as they grow.
Why Conserve Water?
Many people around the world don’t have access to clean water, and thanks to our constant use and overuse of water, our clean water supply is running dry. It’s essential to conserve water in order to reduce our carbon footprint, contribute to preserving our planet, and ensure there’s enough water for all and for recreational purposes down the line.
Easy Water Conservation Tips for Kids
Saving water requires a major contribution and a collective effort and it can all start from the comfort of your own home. Encourage your children to do their part and save water with these easy water conservation tips.
Turn Off The Water While Brushing Your teeth
Most kids leave the water running while brushing their teeth. Did you know your family can save up to 8 gallons of water each day, just by turning off the faucet while getting ready?
Tip: Ask them to keep the water off while brushing their teeth and only let the water run when rinsing.
Turn Off The Water While Shampooing Your Hair
Five to ten gallons of water are used for every minute in the shower. The length of your shower and how much time the water is actually running are crucial to helping reduce water waste. Kids should also opt for short showers instead of baths, as filling the bathtub to the brim requires an excessive amount of water.
Tip: Encourage them to take shorter showers and turn off the water while shampooing their hair.
Don’t Throw Waste in the Toilet
Many kids will unconsciously flush any type of waste down the toilet. They may think they’re helping keep their surroundings clean, but what they don’t know is they’re wasting water with every flush.
Tip: Keep a garbage bin in the bathroom beside the toilet and gently remind them not to flush anything down the toilet.
Make Use of Games & Incentives
Reward kids for water-saving behavior. This can include notifying you of a potential leak, making sure faucets are properly closed, or choosing showers over baths.
Reuse a Cup or Bottle
Extra dishes means extra water wasted. Teach your children to refill a single cup throughout the day, or make use of an exciting reusable stainless steel bottle that keeps temperatures locked in and also helps reduce plastic waste.
It’s important that children are aware that every minor contribution can help make a difference. The future of saving water and the planet begins with them.