I'm always looking for ways to help teach my children about the importance of being environmentally friendly. I think I do a pretty good job with the variety of ways that I incorporate to help do this. A couple of months ago I came across a new tool to use in my quest to raise green kids. The Port Orange Library has "sustainability backpacks" that the public can check out. Other library's may have them as well, I don't know. If you are not in the Port Orange area, contact your local branch to see if they offer it, or if you can reserve it and have it brought to your branch.
The sustainability backpack is filled with things to do with your kids to help teach them about green living. There's a lot to do in the backpack and we pretty much did it all or went through everything. There are green living flashcards that teach you about all kinds of ways to live green, a green cookbook, a movie, The Lorax, and some other informative books.
There is also a reusable bag inside that has the Volusia County Public Library logo on it. That bag you get to keep after returning the sustainability backpack, and it's filled with cool items for greening your home (a rain meter, a 5-minute shower timer, an eco-friendly light bulb, and more). Very cool!
We really enjoyed using the backpack and going through everything. It's just one more way to make learning about green living fun. You may want to check one out to do with your kids as well!
Here's some pictures of the backpack, as well as the reusable bag filled with items that you get to keep: