Sunday, April 25, 2010

Teach Your Children Eco Lifestyle

TIPS FOR PARENTS: Bring a 'to-buy list' (write it on used paper or simply type in your mobile phone's note) and conduct a little treasure hunt and get your kids to help you to shop for 'hidden treasure' (groceries)

I strongly believe that it is very important to teach the children on ways to save the environment by nurturing simple habits to their daily lifestyle. In the end, it is them who will continue living in this planet and then the legacy continues.

The Eco Kids book: Great gifts for the little ones :)

Just a few days before the Earth Hour, I got to know that a friend of mine, Sarah Joan Mokhtar has illustrated a series of children's book featuring The Eco Kids (Eco Girl and Eco Boy) written by Fay Khoo and Asha Gill. I bought one of the three series for only RM10 at MPH's Bangsar Village and part of the RM1 will be donated to Unicef foundation, which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to know I bought it right.

I love the colorful and comical illustration of the book. The Eco Kids somehow reminds me of Wonderpets *the theme song starts to chime in my head now*. Umm, I know I might get a poke on the head for commenting this, but I found it a bit misleading to fact that paper bag is better than plastic bag. The answer is NEITHER. Though paper is biodegradable, it takes a whopping carbon footprint to produce it *chop, print, gas-out* and plastic is just almost as bad as paper - they may cheap to produce, but they are hard to get rid of!

To read more on Paper or Plastic, I've compiled a few good articles to read;

Paper or plastic — what’s the greener choice?
Paper Bags Are Better Than Plastic, Right?

Not Easy Being Green: Four Environmental Decisions We've Made for You

Let's do it for the Kids :)

Gonna end my article with this lovely cover from Crosby Stills & Nash sung by my favorite trio, Hanson. It's called "Teach Your Children".

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