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Online Family Fun with Greenville


Source: Greenville

Are you a parent that wants your children to make consciously green lifestyle choices? Me too, but it’s not as easy as we’d like it to be! I often catch myself not being as resourceful as I’d prefer.

On the weekend while having our usual family movie night, we watched a movie on HBO, Madagascar, and after the movie there was an ad about Greenville on HBO’s family website. I thought it would be a cool family activity, so I decided to give it a shot.

My first impression of Greenville was that it wasn’t as user friendly as I’d like, but we really enjoyed learning what other little tasks families were doing to go green around their homes!

In the Greenville Library we found these amazing sticky notes called The Conservation Post with notes from other families like:

“We did not use lights on our Christmas tree this year and it was still beautiful!”

“We went green by washing full loads of clothes, and brushing our teeth while the water is off.”

“We turn off the computer at home when we are finished using it.”

Reading the sticky notes led to us to some great family conversations, and sparked other ideas for conserving energy. Some of our ideas were: unplugging appliances that rarely get used, reusing glass bottles and mason jars for storing small toys or knickknacks, purchasing rechargeable batteries rather than disposable ones that can be disposed incorrectly, and repurposing otherwise trashed objects.

They even have conservation ideas for schools, and tips for shopping greener!

Overall, it’s a useful site, I definitely bookmarked Greenville for future browsing. It’s an easy and fun way to get the family discussing how to live a consciously green lifestyle. Give it a try and tell us what you think about it, we’d love to hear your green ideas!

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