Sustainable Living…For Kids!
The most recent edition of the Springwise e-newsletter just arrived in my e-mail inbox, and as per usual I gave it a quick glance to see if there were any interesting ‘eco & sustainability’ entries. Also as per usual, they did not disappoint.
The article that caught my attention this week is entitled: “Sustainable Living, Miniaturized“, and describes a very cool educational model kit that allows children (a ‘big kids’ alike) to build their own mini sustainable home! The kit is made by Thames & Kosmos.
Man oh man do I ever wish they had stuff like this when I was a kid!
Here is a blurb from the Springwise article:
One day, many new full-sized homes may resemble the Power House. The USD 149.95 miniature model from science-kit distributor Thames & Kosmos comes with a working green house, solar panels, a wind mill and a desalinization system. The kit’s aim: teach children what it’s like to live off the grid, and get them (and their parents) to “consider a life without fossil fuel.” To make the experience more realistic, the user manual incorporates a storyline about high-tech pioneers inhabiting a small island who must make use of limited resources to survive. The 70 experiments and 20 building projects that form part of the kit mimic the tasks the kit’s fictional pioneers must perform.
(be sure to check out the original article via the link provided earlier)
Thames & Kosmos also offer a couple interesting looking fuel cell vehicle kits as well – again, very cool stuff!
If your kids have any sort of leaning towards the sciences or technology, be sure to keep Thames & Kosmos in mind for next years Christmas shopping!