For Kids

Get the kids in on the fun of The Green Light Movement and teach them the importance of taking small steps to a more environmentally friendly future!

  • CELEBRATE A BRIGHTER FUTURE WITH WE TAKE CHARGE!

    Our partners at Unilever have teamed up with Free the Children and We Take Charge to help a new generation get passionate about creating a brighter, more sustainable future.

    To shine a spotlight on kids leading the charge, well ask mom to nominate her change-maker and tell us their recycling, water conservation, fighting hunger efforts and more. Unilever will then celebrate these youth leaders; rewarding a few of them with Bright Future scholarships that can help make their community-changing dreams a reality. Best of all, every family will receive a digital toolkit on brightfuture.unilever.us that helps mom start the school year off right with content around sustainability, as well as eco-games, fun family activities and more. By inspiring today’s youth through small actions, we’ll show everyone how they can make positive changes on the world of tomorrow.

    To see the nominees and their efforts, tune into ABC on August 21st, 2015.

  • TEACHING KIDS TO CONSERVE WATER

    Individuals can make tiny tweaks to their everyday routine that can have a major impact.

    When it comes to water conservation teach kids the value of conservation early on in their lives. Chances are if you teach your child a way to save water in an interesting way, he or she will relay the message to classmates or friends. So knowing that, what are ways you can teach your children to conserve water? Here are four easy ones:

    Turn Off the Tap: minimize water use in the shower by turning off the showerhead while shampooing and conditioning. Depending on where they live, this practice alone could save the average family up to $100 and 3,200 gallons of water per year (*based on a family of 3). If 1,000 people did this, that’s 3.2 million gallons of water potentially saved.

    It’s Not Just the Shower: You've likely kept the water sink faucet running while brushing your teeth, flossing, washing dishes or doing some other activity where constantly running water isn’t required. This extended logic of Turn Off the Tap will reduce your water usage even further.

    Water, Don’t Waste: Sometimes you or your kids will pour more water than they wind up drinking. Instead of dumping this water down the drain, use it to water your plants, pour it into your pet’s water bowl, into your teapot or another practical use that will eliminate having to use the faucet.

    Teach Them About the World: Once you start conserving, expose your children to the struggles for clean water around the world. What they’re doing at home may translate into wanting to do more to help others.