Greener back to school shopping
As summer begins to fade, time to gear up for school. Why not take this opportunity to choose greener and safer products for your kids? Conventional school supplies are commonly laced with chemicals, such as vinyl/PVC plastic, lead, BPA, and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), that can threaten kids health and academic performance. Other classroom staples are contrary to the Three R’s of the environment – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – taught at school. The good news is that it’s easier to find more eco-friendly choices to satisfy your kids’ school supply lists. Many less toxic, recycled or reclaimed, energy saving and waste free products are available locally and on-line. You might also be surprised how kid-pleasing and competitively priced these products can be.
See wren’s companion Pinterest Board “Earthwise School Supplies“
to better equip your kids to have a healthy, eco-smart
school year here