Thanks to Meteorologist Paul Douglas for creating this Great Idea; and Beaming Books for sharing it.

Douglas reminds us that despite the egregious amount of pollution the average American family produces annually, ‘the situation isn’t hopeless and we aren’t helpless’.

His 22 ways kids can save the planet expounds on:

  • Plant a tree
  • Plant a vegetable garden
  • Adjust your thermostat
  • Upgrade to energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Unplug unused electronics
  • Upgrade appliances
  • Rethink laundry
  • Turn lights off when possible
  • Walk or ride a bike
  • Use smart transportation
  • Say ‘no’ to drive-thru
  • Recycle!
  • Reusable tap-water drinking containers
  • Buy responsibly
  • Support companies that acknowledge climate change
  • Buy less
  • Insulate your home
  • Tweak your water heater
  • Go solar!
  • Inspire others
  • Share your concerns
  • Consider a ‘green career’

Read the whole article here.

Consider reading the whole book here.

Many, many, many of these ideas are doable or supportable at or through one’s congregation!!

Everything as simple as encouraging ‘green careers’ with children and youth to turning the church building solar can be empowering, children- and youth-led ministries! A million great ideas can come from this list!!