Things We Can Do to Help the World
Parents should take note that their children are looking up to them as role models. Our responsibilities are not only confined to their physical nourishment, but we need to also teach them how to live properly in this world. We are sometimes not aware that our children follow the things that we do. If they see that we are irresponsible in some respects, they will grow up irresponsible in these respects also. If we are good role models as parents, then we can almost be sure that our children will grow up to be decent adults. Children learn what they see their parents do, so we should start teaching them at home through our examples, if we want them to make changes in the world. If you want to teach your children how to be compassionate, caring, and earth loving people, here are some things that you can do.
You can offset your carbon footprint, which is one great thing you can do. Carbon emissions come from driving a car, travelling often, or if you have a business that have a load of this, what you can do is to calculate your footprint and offset it. If you only have minimal emission, then a good way to offset that is to plant trees in your garden or in the community forest. But if you have calculated a high carbon footprint, then what you can do is to check out websites which can help you on what you need to do. A tree planting project is what many organizations do and what they would ask of you is simply for donations. Getting involved in charity is another way of offsetting it. There are still a lot of other options you can find.
Buying local products from ethical companies is another thing you can do. This will put your money in the right places and not to people who damage the world and not pay their taxes. By supporting your local industries it can help support and change the environment. One good example is the Il Gufo children’s clothing that only make use of natural fibers in their products. This company is a purely ethical one.
If you are going to a place that is just near, why don’t you just walk, instead of using your car? Walking can save you money on fuel, promote good health, and reduce your carbon emissions. Don’t let your children be lazy, encourage them to walk as much as possible. When they are encouraged to walk, then will soon stop relying on the car to go places nearby. Using public transport is one good alternative to driving.
Donating blood is something that you can do to impact someone else’s life. This can save somebody else’s life.