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Make the World Future-Ready for Our Children

As the adage goes – waste not want not. Switch off electric appliances when you have finished using them. Make it a habit to turn off the fan and light when you leave a room. Use natural light to the hilt. Do not over heat or over cool the rooms.

It is important that you inculcate theses habits in our kids. The best way to do that is to lead by example. If you keep wasting resources, it’s really thick to lecture the children about saving them.

Make these small adjustments in your life; the kids will follow your lead. They in turn will convince their friends and acquaintances to conserve. So the chain will grow.

One day I was riding to my daughter’s school in her school-taxi. One six-year-old took out a pack of chips from his bag. After he and his friends had finished their snack, the kid promptly folded the empty bag and tucked it in his bag. I was so pleasantly surprised. Here I was cringing my eyes, thinking he will just fling it out of the window. I immediately patted the child on his back and appreciated his act. What he told me surprised me even further.

Apparently Darling Daughter would endlessly harangue any such litterer. Throwing waste paper out was an absolutely no no. Needless to say my heart swelled with maternal pride.

Try the tips in this blog. They are not very difficult and only require a little attention and caring. And by doing these, perhaps our kids may get fresh air and water after all.


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Sia Mitra is a freelance writer and blogger with more than a decade of experience. She has written for most major publications like Femina, Prevention, Complete Well-being, Child, Mother & Baby, Parent & Child, Womens Era, etc.

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