Teaching kids about water usage

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We can best teach our children how to minimize the use of water, electricity, and minimize our trash, by connecting the dots for them. If they understand the implications of using those natural resources unconsciously, if they think about how much it takes to get that water out of that sink, and how much it takes to get the light to go on when you flip the switch. If they understand that there is no place for the trash to go, organically, they will create better habits for themselves around this. Kids get it. They want to have a clean, healthy environment around them, and if you explain what happens when you create too much trash, too much water, and too much electricity; they will come up with ways to reduce that usage.

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Kelly Meyer, passionate environmentalist and co-founder of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, is an active leader among several national and local environmental organizations.  She currently co-chairs the Leadership Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and sits on the Board of Southern California’s, Heal the Bay.  Kelly is proud to have been a partner in the building of the first LEED Platinum home in California, Project7ten, which continues to be used to educate people on green building practices. Meyer was instrumental in the passage of the Environmental Education Initiative (EEI), a groundbreaking piece of legislation that requires environmental education in grades K-12 in all public schools in the state of California. She also completed a solar and wind energy project at her children’s public elementary school where the community experienced first hand, the concept of thinking globally while acting locally.  Most recently, she co-founded the Teaching Garden, which strives to eliminate childhood obesity by integrating good nutrition habits and fitness into schools. Now nationwide, it has been adopted by the American Heart Association as part of their prevention campaign. She was recently appointed by Secretary Solis to The Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach. Kelly is married to Ron Meyer, President and COO of Universal Studios. They have two children and live in Malibu, where she enjoys hiking, surfing and stand up paddling.

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