Jenna Francisco of The Looptail, created by G Adventures, posted a great piece discussing this very same topic. "10 Tips for Sustainable Travel with Kids," discusses children and their future impact on the environment. Here were my favorite tips that Jenna offered:
- "Encourage your kids to practice conservation at home and on the road" - helping kids understand the choices that we make every day have some type of impact on the environment.
- "Teach your kids basic rules to respect wildlife"
- "Making smart food choices while traveling" - making those good choices can be applied to our everyday life, in addition to when we are traveling.
- "Talk to your kids about the environmental impact of transportation, and then choose the cleanest ways to get around" - talk to kids about how modes of transportation (cars, buses, trains, planes, boats) can be harmful to the environment. Practice what you preach; use alternative modes of transportation when possible. If you can walk/bike to the market or park, make it a habit with your family.