Environment education

Environmental education

If we learn as children how to live sustainably and the benefits of doing so for ourselves and the planet, we will never forget it. We can learn Environmental education at school or at home, but example is the best way to create lasting habits.

The keys to environmental education are 3. Don’t waste energy, optimise the planet’s resources and contribute with everyday gestures to the fight against climate change.

Implementing these everyday gestures is simple. With children, it is best to teach them practical things. You can start with what their house looks like. How it is insulated and how to prevent heat from escaping through walls, windows, roofs and doors with good insulation.

Here are some examples of how to teach environmental education

· Teach them how to reduce their carbon footprint: the trace that each of us leaves on the planet.

· Take an interest in and caring for nature

· Raise awareness of pollution, gas emissions, and the impact of climate change on the environment:
– Properly maintained cars generate less greenhouse gas emissions.
– Take your bike out or use public transport.

· Learn about energy and energy consumption at home:

– Decrease the use of hair dryers. Clotheslines, for example, are a healthier option for the planet. Dryers produce a large amount of CO2.
– Switch off and unplug all equipment that you do not use, avoiding stand-by.
– Keep your fridge clean. Plastic bags and keeping the freezer iced up means that more power is needed to cool it down and this wastes more electricity.

· Reduce the use of plastic

– Use cloth shopping bags. Plastic bags are one of the worst enemies of the environment, taking around 150 years to degrade. Avoid them.
– Go back to the thermos: Buying plastic bottles every time you get thirsty is not good for the planet. Replace them with glass bottles or stainless steel thermoses.

· Recycling
· Fill your environment with plants. Photosynthesis is the best way to neutralise CO2 that has already been emitted into the atmosphere.
· Use renewable energy sources.