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With rising energy costs and fuel costs, teaching our kids about conservation is not a choice, it's a must. Hi, I'm Debbie Noah, and I'm here to help you teach your children about conservation. First of all, young children are not going to have a clue on what that word conservation means. So, you need to talk about conserving things, being practical, what; not wasting things, keeping things in order. But, conservation goes beyond not wasting things. It's the preservation and protection of natural environments and natural resources. So, conserving fuel, conserving oil, conserving coal; that's an important one. Conserving our plants and animals on our earth is very important. Conserving air and water and soil, things like keeping them pure and clean, how do we do that? There's lots of ways that young children can do that. Teaching them to conserve water, teaching them to take a shower instead of a bath; saves a ton of water, not running the dish washer unless it's half full. Put your young child in charge of that; making sure that the dishwasher is completely full, turning your faucets off when you're standing there brushing your teeth, will save a ton of water and don't flush the toiler unless you absolutely have to. Ways to conserve electricity, and in this day and age, you really need to talk to young kids about how much this is costing mom and dad. Talk to them about the electric bill and how the air conditioner makes; if we have the air conditioner too low it makes it so expensive Talk to them about the importance of turning off the light when you leave a room, turning the TV off. Another way to save energy in your home, is using CFL light bulbs. They save a ton of energy. Using the reusable grocery bags that all the grocery stores are doing instead of the plastic bags. Get yourself about eight or ten of them, and you can have all your groceries packed in them. Using reusable products instead of throwaways; like washing the plastic plates instead of using throwaways. Other ways of conserving; talking conserving fuel; car pooling, riding a bike, walking. All those things are ways that young children can help conserve our natural environments and our natural resources. I'm Debbie Noah, and that's how you teach your kids about conservation.