My husband and I have decided that we want to build a cordwood home and retire off the grid. However, we still have children living at home who are not exactly big fans of the idea. We have decided to expose them to greener living slowly--how can we get started? We live in a trailer park, and have to get written permission for the garden and compost heap. (already applied for). We are trying to reduce how much refuse we produce, and recycle more. We have taught them about being prepared for bad weather. We even have a 5 day supply of water laid in (for the next time the pump breaks down-water has to come up hill here). What other things can we do to encourage them to leave a smaller eco-footprint and enjoy it? We are re-building our food storage, as we share it out among neighbors after recent flooding in the area closed both our grocery stores for over a week. Is there anything else we could be doing? All suggestions will be welcomed.