Caring For The Environment

Why is it important to turn off the light switch when we leave a room? Recycle old bottles and magazines? Find new uses for our old toys and clothes rather than throwing them away? There's a Jewish value called bal tashchit that tells us that we "don't destroy needlessly." There are lots of easy--and fun--ways that kids can learn about bal tashchit--from recycled crafts, to books, to videos.