Welcome to week 3 of the Scott Naturals 4-Week Test Drive. (If you missed week 1 or 2, learn more about the Scott Naturals 4-Week Test Drive and learn to green your outdoor play with the Scott Naturals Week 2 post.)
Although it isn’t the only motivating factor, one of the big factors in my wanting to be green is for my family. I want the best of everything for my daughter, including making the world a better place. (Don’t we all?) So, it is important to me that while I try to make my family green, I explain to my daughter what I am doing and I help her take little steps too.
When our kids are babies, we spend our days explaining our every little movement we make. We do this to help explain the world around them and introduce them to speech. Teaching kids to be green is no different. Even at the ripe ole age of three, my daughter knows what things can and are recycled in our house. How? We talk about it every day. It warmed my heart the other day when I overheard this exchange between my husband and my daughter:
“K, will you throw this away, please?”
“No, Dad we don’t throw away, it goes in recycle.” And off she trotted to the pantry to place the article in the correct recycle bin. (We separate our recycles into three bins.)
It’s adorable, and it tells me that I am doing something right.
If we are going to work together to keep the planet healthy and our resources available, we have to work with our kids to make a difference too. And just like learning to be green yourself, it just takes baby steps.
When learning to wash their hands and brush their teeth — teach them to turn off the water in between. If they learn to conserve water when they are learning to do these things, they will never know any different and won’t have to “unlearn” wasteful habits later.
When learning to throw things away, teach them to recognize that which can be recycled and where it goes.
When learning to turn on lights, teach them to turn them off too. (I still have trouble with this one myself!)
And so on…
Here’s to a green family!
Don’t forget, Scott Naturals is still signing people up to take the 4-Week Test Drive and try swapping your household paper products with the new Scott Naturals paper products made out of recycled and sustainable fibers. Scott Naturals products are made with recycled fibers and sustainable materials instead of 100% virgin fibers, and if we all swapped our current products for Scott Naturals for four weeks we would save 2 million trees.
And remember, just for clicking this link to learn more about the 4-Week Test Drive (and hopefully sign up), Scott Naturals will donate $1 to the National Wildlife Foundation — now isn’t that worth a click? Oh, and you can grab some coupons while you are there.
Last week’s winner – Congrats to Erica B who won last week’s month supply of Scott Naturals.
WIN it – Finally, to help one reader take the 4-week test drive challenge, I am giving away a Scott Naturals prize pack that includes paper towels, napkins, toilet paper and flushable wipes.
Mandatory Entry – Tell me how you teach your kids to be “green.”
Additional Entires: (Must do the mandatory entry first)
- Take the 4-week test drive. (Remember, just for clicking that link $1 will be donated on your behalf to the National Wildlife Federation.)
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- Follow TheSuburbanMom on Twitter (@SuburbanMomClub) and tweet about this giveaway. “Enter to win a #ScottNaturals Prize Pack and take the #ScottTestDrive and go green! #giveaway @SuburbanMomClub http://wp.me/pQHaE-313”
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Stay tuned for one more posts with another more chances to win this prize pack.
Contest ends May 2, 2011 at 11:59 PM – There will be 1 more giveaways with the last ending May 9. Open to U.S. residents in the continental U.S. only. Winning comment will be chosen at random by Random.org and contacted for shipping information. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Disclosure – This post is sponsored by Scott Naturals and TheMotherhood, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.