Eco-Friendly Education: How Learning from Home Can Help the Environment


It is a blessing that we are able to follow how the Bible teaches us to take care of our land. “You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess,” Deuteronomy 5:33. God does not promise to make Christians wealthy or healthy, but he does bless those who walk with him in ways that draw them nearer to him. To walk with God means to direct all things toward him, even how we steward our planet. So, when we take care of our surroundings it pleases the Lord. Even small steps can make a meaningful difference to our environment. 

All of us can use water, electricity, and paper wisely to benefit our environment by making our resources last. With the right tools and resources, students can contribute to cleaner air while also gaining knowledge and skills that will help them succeed in the future. Students can do this even in things as simple as learning from home and not having to drive to school. In this blog post, we’ll explore how learning from home can be a great way to do your part for the planet.

For you as a student, attending an online school or completing assignments at home can provide many benefits. By eliminating the need to drive to school every day and cutting down on the electricity used in a physical classroom, you are helping to minimize the emissions released into the atmosphere through travel. Furthermore, opting for digital textbooks over physical ones is an easy way to reduce paper waste and conserve resources. 

Making your virtual learning experience greener doesn’t have to be difficult to start. Here are some tips to use when possible for an eco-friendly education at home:

  • Unplug electronic devices you are not using as they still draw energy even when off
  • Use LED lighting instead of incandescent light bulbs
  • Choose digital textbooks over physical ones
  • Minimize unnecessary paper printing by utilizing online resources whenever possible

Learning from home is an excellent way to be a steward of God’s creation while gaining knowledge and skills that will shape your future. Whether you’re attending an online school or just completing assignments from home, there are plenty of ways you can take care of the land while engaging in meaningful learning experiences. So what are you waiting for? Start making a difference today!

Enlightium Academy is a private Christian online school that serves homeschooling families by offering a Bible-based, flexible, accredited, teacher-supported, and affordable education from the comfort of your home. For any other questions about Enlightium, please call (509) 319-2288, or visit


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