September Environmental Tip of the Month

Keep children in touch with nature. Start a love for the environment early. After-school time used to involve catching fireflies, exploring the neighborhood woods, making mud pies, and just having a good time running around outside. This has changed dramatically in the digital age and children are less connected to nature which can cause them to care less about its condition. Instead of plopping down in front of the TV or computer after school, encourage your kids get outside for an hour or two each day. Not much daylight left after the homework's done? Take a family walk after dinner, devote your weekends to outdoor-only activities like biking and hiking, or start a nature club for your family. Studies have shown children who spend more time outside are less likely to be obese, have Attention Deficit Disorder, or be depressed.

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