Go Green At School. Sustainability tips by Green America
To help out parents, preparing for a new school year, Green America has rounded up a few of its favorite back-to-school supplies from certified Green Business Network (GBN) members that will make your star student the most sustainable kid in class.
Green America is suggesting to use backpack made from recycled bottles and completely free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and AZO dyes (Naturally Playful), recycled index cards, post consumer 3 ring binder, paper notebooks from EcoPaper, made with a mixture of post consumer and agricultural waste and free of toxins and bleaches; safe sporter water bottle from Enviro Products Bisphenol A (BPA) free and dishwasher safe; beeswax and soy blend crayons from Le Petit Matisse; recycled newspaper pencils and wool insulated natural lunch bag from Life Without Plastic; a non-toxic hand sanitizer from Truce and Bees Wrap for an eco-friendly way to pack lunch.
More tips to go green at school:
Even if your back-to-school prep doesn’t involve a lot of shopping, there are other actions you can take to promote sustainability in your school. Starting green student clubs, taking field trips to learn about your school’s surrounding environment, carpooling with neighbors, and organizing community clean ups sure ways to motivate students and faculty to go green.
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