Teaching Kids to Be Environmentally Conscious

I think it’s important for parents to teach their kids about environmental conservation early in life. The state of the environment is very fragile these days, and if we don’t do enough to educate the younger generation, they might find themselves with no place to live in. As much as possible, I try to teach my kids how to conserve energy and how to recycle. We also try to implement rules in the house that underscore the importance of caring for the environment.

I try to teach my kids that even if governments all over the world are trying their best to lower, reduce or completely eradicate carbon emissions from coal-powered energy generation plants, we still need to do our share in our own little way. For instance, coal power plants are implementing fly ash handling. Fly ash is one of the residues generated when coal is combusted and even if industry experts say fly ash is neither non-toxic nor poisonous, exposure to fly ash through skin contact, inhalation of fine particle dust, and drinking water may still present health risks.

So it’s really important for energy plants to do all they can to handle fly ash. We wouldn’t want our children to be deprived of a safe, clean, and secure place to live in, don’t we?

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