Environmental education from childhood will contribute to mitigating climate change, according to experts, this by creating a culture of environmental awareness which will be reflected in the actions of children throughout their lives. To achieve this goal, small changes and habits based on the three R’s should be included in the daily routine of infants; reduce, recycle and reuse.
Likewise, making children aware, according to their understanding, about the global situation of climate change and how we can contribute to try to counteract it will be essential. In turn, starting with the three pillars of environmental education will develop in minors a sense of respect for the planet and its limited resources. Fostering respect for animals and plants will also be essential and in the same way, the teaching of responsible consumption; where they will learn to acquire only what is necessary.
Among the small actions that infants can carry out are the care and saving of water, the recycling of paper, the use of public transport or bicycle and the disposal of plastics at home. Experts on the subject suggest that as part of a sustainable learning activity and in addition to recreation, children make crafts and toys with recycled material.
In this context, the ReciclaUnicel foundation commented for NotiPress on its development of various projects to timely inform the population about how to implement environmental education from children to adults. In these dynamics, they present talks with specialists on environmental issues and offer advice on urban agriculture, waste management and waste revaluation.
It is worth mentioning, ReciclaUnicel constantly seeks to educate on recycling issues in the industry and shows sustainable alternatives to reduce pollution rates. However, it is not the only one of its kind, there are several initiatives that likewise seek to promote environmental education. Even Mexico was once designated as the country in Latin America with the highest PET stockpiling and it was cataloged as one of the leading countries in the world for bottle recycling to food grade.
Currently one of the most innovative and popular environmental education and recycling projects in the country’s capital is Bike Recycling. In it, a group of collectors is in charge of going to the door of the houses to collect recyclable waste from Mexican families, to take them to a collection center.
It is important to highlight that the right to the environment has experienced a progression in recent years, according to experts and environmental education has been a key element in achieving greater visibility. That is why it is essential from childhood to educate children to help mitigate climate change, which is a constant problem that affects the entire world.