I’m not a big flashcard fan because Einstein Never Used Flashcards, but then again, we are not all Einsteins. Easy Going Green Flashcards are designed to teach parents and children simple steps they can take to live more eco-friendly lives. 52 flashcards make up a deck, which are printed on recycled stock with vegetable-based ink. The flashcard collection comes in a reusable muslin bag.
My favorite Easy Going Green Flashcard is “Wear the same clothes all day”. I am constantly doing laundry, and I know part of the problem is the frequency with which my daughter changes her outfit. This has gotten better as she has grown older and would live in her pajamas all day. When she was younger, it was not uncommon for her to have worn five outfits in one day when she first learned to dress herself.
Other great tips include “Eat seasonally” and “Don’t waste food”, as well as information on rainforests and cleaning products.
Easy Going Green Flashcards was created by Julie Radlauer-Doerfler and Galia Gichon Clemens. Julie writes, “I am not green yet, I would say right now I am between yellow and green. Going green is not a statement, it is an evolution and as our cultures and needs change, so too will our actions.” Galia writes, “Some days I am green and some days I am purple. I can only hope to grow towards incorporating green into my life and those around me more every day.” Wherever you are on the green spectrum, Easy Going Green Flashcards will remind your family of simple steps they can take to be more eco-friendly in your daily lives.
Great idea and I hope to see more and more people finding easy, simple ways to be more eco-friendly, but I’m not sure spending $20 on flash cards is the best way to go. There’s a lot of free information on the web. And great sites like this one, full of new ideas.
I love these cards. I bought a set for myself and for all my girlfriends. They are fun for my kids to look at and read, and then we try to do what the card says!
Jennifer Lance says
Gina, I agree it is a bit pricey for tips that are readily available on the web.
Shaping Youth says
Looks like just a cute ‘pay it forward’ idea to me, well-designed for gift giving…but ya can’t knock that either.
I’d say the “wear the clothes all day” bit needs to include ‘wear them more than once!’ especially after the messy kid phase…(I wear jeans three times in a week sometimes, it’s not like we’re spilling stuff or sweating ’em out constantly, ya know?)
I agree, but are there discounts available for bulk orders?