Back to school is the perfect season to refine routines and embrace an environmentally conscious way of life. Children learn best by doing, so incorporating eco-friendly habits into their lunchtime and other school routines is a great way to teach how individual action has a collective impact. In other words, let's help our youngsters walk the talk!
When my kids started elementary school, I was astounded by the number of school supplies needed for each kid. Students were asked to buy kits of brand-new supplies instead of using their leftover supplies from the previous year. I was also shocked to learn how many toxins were in traditional school supplies.
The old adage “out with the old, in with the new” carries a hefty price when it comes to back to school shopping. As summer winds down, it's time for parents and kids to start thinking about heading back to school. Here are some tips and tricks to get ready for school in a cost-effective and eco-friendly way.