Every parents has the responsibility of being a good role model to their children. And so, we don’t only look after their physical needs, but we need to make sure that they grow up as decent individuals. We are sometimes not aware that our children follow the things that we do. If we are irresponsible in our actions, we could expect them to be the same. But if we show ourselves as role models, then they would see us doing the good things, and they would follow suit. Children start their learning at home, and if we want to make changes in this world, it has to start at home, through our example before our children. Below are some things you can do to have your children grow up to be compassionate, caring, earth loving people.
Offsetting your carbon footprint is one of the things that you can do. Calculate your carbon footprint from carbon emissions that come from your car, from traveling often or from your business, and then try to offset it. If you only have minimal emission, then a good way to offset that is to plant trees in your garden or in the community forest. But if you have calculated a high carbon footprint, then what you can do is to check out websites which can help you on what you need to do. There are websites which will make you donate for a tree planting project. One of the things they would ask you is to get yourself involved in charity. There are a lot of other options.
Buying local products from ethical companies is another thing you can do. This will put your money in the right places and not to people who damage the world and not pay their taxes. By supporting your local industries it can help support and change the environment. Natural fibers are used in the Il Gufo children’s clothing, which is a good example of a product to support. This is a good company because they are a purely ethical one.
If you can walk to the place you need to go to, then walk instead of using your car. This will save you money on fuel and it will promote good health and reduce your carbon emissions. Don’t let your children be lazy, encourage them to walk as much as possible. They will then not always be relying on a car to bring them places. If public transport is available, it is one good alternative to driving.
Donating blood is something that you can do to impact someone else’s life. You can save someone’s life with this act.