It can be very challenging to talk to children about the problems facing the environment, including climate change, increasing levels of waste, and endangered species. There is a seeming tension between wanting to raise environmentally conscious children, and traumatizing them by talking about problems that can seem overwhelming and unmanageable.
This post is geared towards giving you the tools to start (or continue!) a conversation with your children about why the environment and the issues it currently faces are so important. There are a lot of resources available that specifically address how to discuss climate change with children; this post contains are a few that we found particularly helpful.
Finding more sustainable and eco-friendly ways to live is central to Sustainimals’ core values. As such, you can imagine that here at Sustainimals’ HQ, we are very excited that there is a whole holiday dedicated to raising awareness and taking action to protect the environment - Earth Day! In addition to a brief history of Earth Day, this post is loaded with ideas to get your kids excited about the environment!