Pint-Size Eco-Police

Pint-Size Eco-Police

Stephanie Kinnear
Oct 14, 2008

A little earlier today, we asked you about your biggest green stumbling blocks. Now we're curious: For those of you who have children, are they trying to keep you in check?

Do you have a pint-size eco-police force in the house?

In many households, according to this New York Times article, kids are the ones enforcing green standards -- hanging clotheslines in their bedrooms, scolding their parents' for not recycling thoroughly enough, lobbying for solar panels, and forbidding SUVs.

We were tickled by the anecdotes in the article: One child turning off the water while his parents are brushing their teeth, and reminding them that "Every day is Earth Day." Another asking a neighbor: "Why are you watering your lawn? It just rained." Sure, it drives some of the parents a little nuts, but we're encouraged by the thought that the next generation is growing up with these sorts of tendencies.

So .... do you have little eco-police monitoring your every move?

Via HuffPo

image via Christian Hansen for The New York Times

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