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Every now and then I wonder—like all good mums wanting to instil their children with environmental and social values, I guess—whether I’m too much. Am I putting them off when I wax lyrical about the environment, say what I think about overconsumption and pollution, and enthuse about active and public transportation, healthy local organic food and fair trade?
How can you tell if a family is environmentally conscious? There are different signs that give such families away. For some, it is a penchant for biking. For others, it is a love of public transit.  Sometimes, you have to be in a family's kitchen to know. Is their fridge full of locally grown food? That is a pretty big indicator. Look in the pantry. Do you see organic or...