There’s no denying it, the planet is in a state of emergency between political conflict, environmental crises, and increasing violence. We’re not exactly leaving a better world for our children at this rate. In fact, statistics show that in some countries, the birth rate has significantly dropped, since people are concerned about creating a child in this type of world.
Yet, instead of avoiding making children at all, why not simply contribute to making the world a better place for them? After all, it’s our responsibility now to pave the way for future generations. Here are six powerful ways that we can create a more sustainable future for our children and leave a better earth behind for them.
Practice Green Habits
Talking about the environment is not the same as doing something about it. Not only can committing to sustainable practices set a great example for your children, but it will lead to tangible results that will directly impact the future. From opting for sustainable materials to voting for politicians with environmental policies in mind, practice green habits that will lead to actual results.
There are constantly new ways and methods to help the environment, so do your part by staying up to date with the latest environmental news so you can rest well at night knowing you’ve done your part.
One of the greatest advancements of Western society over the 20th century was increased inclusivity and equality. You can do your part by continuing to give equality traction. Always stay aware of potential discrimination in the world, and speak out about it. After all, by remaining silent, you’re not neutral, but rather contributing to inequality continuing to exist. Lead by example, and show your children how to be fair, respectful, and accepting.
It may sound trite, but a little kindness goes a long way. The more we can promote kindness and teach it to our children, the better the world they will be when they are adults. Part of the problem with today’s society is the values that today’s adults were taught when they were once children. One of the most powerful gifts you can give your children is fostering their sense of compassion. The more compassion everyone has, the more harmonious the world we will live in will be.
Teach Healthy Nutritional Choices
It may not seem like the nutritional choices of your child make a big difference in the future as a whole, however, it can. The more that we educate our children about nutritious choices, the more they can avoid health-related issues in the future due to poor nutritional choices.
The truth is that the sooner you can get your children educated on the importance of a balanced diet full of plenty of lean proteins, vegetables, and whole grains, the more they will pass this wisdom on to their children too. In turn, humanity as a whole will evolve into a species less susceptible to cancer, and obesity-related diseases like diabetes.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Reducing your carbon footprint can be a very effective way to minimize your impact on the planet. There are all sorts of different ways you can do this. Start by conserving energy at home, by turning off lights and appliances when not in use. Also, conserve water, and only take a shower when it’s absolutely necessary. Remember the importance of recycling as well. Lastly opt for sustainable transportation like carpooling or taking the bus to work. These efforts can make a big difference and create a more positive place for our children when they’re adults.