Much of the plastic we use and throw away ends up in our oceans, and animals like sea turtles can mistake the plastic for food get entangled in it. To help all sea creatures, we can each find ways to use less or even no plastic at home! And, kids can really help!
It is never too early to teach kids simple, everyday ways they can be stewards of our planet. Kids today can't help but feel the concern we all share for our planet, so helping them to take action and to feel like they are part of a world in which others care and are taking action too can really help counter balance their worries. Plus, it teaches kids to exercise compassionate empathy—that ever important ability to put empathy into action!