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Green, Clean, and Thriving: Celebrating World Environment Day with Action and Impact!

Jacqueline Killian
Jacqueline Killian

April 16, 2024 2 min read

June 5th marks World Environment Day, a global initiative to raise awareness and inspire action for a cleaner, greener planet. At Beyond the Blackboard, we're passionate about environmental stewardship, and every day, we strive to make a positive difference. From our choice of packaging materials to the toys we stock, our commitment to sustainability plays into the decisions we make as an independent toy store.

One of the simplest yet important steps we take is using paper bags and gift wrap made from recycled materials. By opting for recycled paper over plastic or even bleached or dyed paper, we reduce our environmental footprint and promote a safer, cleaner world. But our dedication goes beyond just packaging. We carefully consider the materials used in the toys we sell, prioritizing eco-friendly options and minimizing plastic packaging wherever possible.

But our efforts don't stop there. We believe in empowering our community, including the youngest members, to become difference-makers in their own right. Teaching children about environmental responsibility is key to shaping a more sustainable future. That's why we're excited to share some practical ideas for eco-conscious living with you.

First, involve your kids in recycling efforts at home. Here in Colorado, we're fortunate to be able to recycle almost every kind of recyclable material! We don't even have to sort our recyclables - just make sure they're clean. If you do have to sort your recyclables, have your kids help you create designated bins for paper, plastics, and glass, and encourage them to sort and recycle items themselves. This not only teaches them about waste management but also instills a sense of responsibility for the environment. Questions about recycling? Visit the website of your local government or recycling provider.

Additionally, consider organizing a family clean-up day in your neighborhood, local park, or even at your school. Armed with gloves and garbage bags, you can make a tangible impact by removing litter and debris from natural spaces. It's a hands-on way to show your children the importance of caring for the world around them.

Looking for more ways to engage your kids in environmental activities? Check out our previous blog post for Earth Day, where we shared a free printable word search puzzle. It's a fun and educational resource to keep the eco-conscious conversation going at home.

As we celebrate World Environment Day, we also want to shine a spotlight on a local initiative making waves in our community: Save the Aurora Reservoir. This grassroots effort aims to protect and preserve this vital resource, a stone's throw away from our Southlands (Aurora). By getting involved, whether through volunteering or spreading awareness, you can play a part in safeguarding our environment right here in Aurora.

World Environment Day serves as a reminder that every action, no matter how small, has the power to make a difference. Together, let's commit to being stewards of our planet, today and every day.

Happy Caring!

Your Friends at Beyond the Blackboard

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