: Change a light bulb to a florescent one or plant a
tree with your child. At the same time simply explain
the good it will do the environment. Even at the age
of 4 and up kids will remember and it will have an impact
Get a solar kit, such as a solar powered car, and put
it together with your child. It an great illustration
of how things can work without electricity.
Power Standby. Many household appliances have a power
stand-by when they are using power unnecessarily.
These include computer, microwave, TV, stereos etc.
common advice is to turn the appliance off at the wall.
But this is not always the easiest thing to do. Heres
Off: there are devices that plug into the power
outlet that can be use to remotely turn off an appliance at
the wall. See Dick
Off: timers can also be used to automatically turn
appliances off at night when everyone's asleep and have then
turn on again in the morning. The digital timers with
a battery back up are best and cost around $20 from