We've all heard of the 3 R's. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. This month Parenting magazine featured in their smart solution: 3 easy ways to make your home greener.
Reduce: Put your kid on "green duty." He can close open fridge doors, shut off the TV that no one's watching, and turn off dripping faucets. You'll save electricity, water, and money - and he'll love having an important job.
Reuse: Get creative with arts and crafts. Toss catalogs, junk mail and other "art supplies" -from candy wrappers to bottle caps - into a box. You'll be amazed what your kid can make (a 3-D truck picture, perhaps?).
Recycle: Look beyond soda bottles. Many recycling centers accept sippy cups and baby bottles. To see if one near you does, enter your zip code and the recycling numbers on the bottoms at