In unpredictable global conditions, you must make sure that your child learns about sustainability as early as possible.
Individual activities, of course, have restrictions, and the obsessive focus on personal carbon footprints is primarily a corporate ruse. Quick fact: a third of all greenhouse gas emissions are traced to only 20 businesses. Imagine the impact of all other companies. In this regard, companies and governments must work together and practice ESG standards to deal with climate change truly.
However, kids also need to recognize our position in global warming to determine what subjective measures they can take to protect precious natural resources and how to exert pressure on business and state participants.
1. Encourage Your Child to Go on Adventures
We should encourage kids for exploratory activities to promote learning, whether at home or in the community, in an informal setting such as a park or the classroom. When you’re using the knowledge you’ve gained about the globe to create a difference in people’s lives, you’ve reached the action stage.
If your child knows about clean water supplies, for example, she can use that knowledge to use lesser water or turn off the sink when brushing her teeth. Encourage your kids to experience nature (public parks are also a great learning opportunity if you live in a city). Kids can gain a better understanding of how the mechanisms operate.
2. Present Things in a Different Manner
To relate sustainability to global issues, talk about it from a new viewpoint. When children may hear about big, global problems locally, they are more likely to understand them.
A mother or father might explain to her child that the water dried up because their town built a dam nearby, restricting the water flow to generate hydropower and the opportunities that come with it.
This can encourage a child to think about both the economic and environmental aspects of an issue. If you’re talking about fossil fuels, you might talk about how much oil costs in your town and how that can affect it. This could start a discussion about geopolitics with your kids.
3. Be Softer
Discuss scientific facts with your children, but be mindful not to push them into an anxiety-inducing spiral. Seek a good impression to make them understand that this is not the end of the world; instead, it is a dilemma that must be addressed.