Green Back to School Tips

posted Sep 19, 2012, 11:00 AM by Quail Valley HOA

1. Before going back-to-school shopping for supplies, take an inventory of what you already have and craft a shopping list of PVC-free school supplies that are really needed.

2. If your child takes lunch to school, try packing food in reusable containers. Instead of disposable utensils, try packing bamboo cutlery.

3. Pack fruits and vegetables that are in season, paying particular attention to which foods have high uses of pesticides, and make sure to include plenty of different colors and tastes!

4. Whether your child prefers aluminum or plastic, reusable BPA-free water bottles can be an eco-friendly alternative.

5. Growing kids need new clothes pretty often, and throwing away old duds is a huge waste. Why not organize a neighborhood clothing swap, or donate old clothes to Goodwill? Replace these pieces with affordable, eco-friendly styles.