hittin’ the books

If you’re a parent, you’re probably celebrating. A student, mourning the unofficial end of summer. It’s that time of year — Back to School. And just like other marketed “seasons,” there’s something to buy. School supplies, accessories, clothes, etc.

But instead of the conventional stuff that was available to me when I was a kid, there’s a whole range of eco-friendly options for back to school.

At the The Green Office, they make it easy to get back-to-school supplies with kits for both students and teachers. For example, for kids in 3rd to 5th grade, for $24.99 a kit would include:

  • 3 Repocket Recycled Pocket Folders
  • 1 Envirotech™ 100% Recycled Wirebound Notebook
  • 1 Earth Write® Pencil (12-pack), Made in USA from recycled newspaper
  • 1 Classic Colors Washable Waterbased (non-toxic) Markers
  • 1 Crayola Classic Colors Crayons, 16/box (non-toxic)
  • 1 Triggerwood Pen (plus refill)
  • 1 Foohy® Colored Pencils (non-toxic)
  • 1 Professional Watercolor Set with Brush, 8 Assorted Colors, Half Pans
  • 1 KleenEarth® Steel Children’s Safety Scissors
  • 1 Washable, Nontoxic, Removable, Restickable Glue Stick
  • 1 Pack of 7th Generation Facial Tissues

They also sell individual products, from recycled paper notebooks and printing paper to refillable pens and recycled content pencils.

Buy Green also has a range of eco-friendly office and back-to-school supplies.

Like this cool set of recycled newspaper pencils ($6.62 by O’BON)


Or this elephant dung paper notebook (that’s right! It’s by Ellie Poo, $9)

And this classic composition notebook of recycled paper ($2.79 by New Leaf)

Also…
Check out the back-to-school giveaway at Sustainable Is Good.
They’re giving away 2 bags from act2 GreenSmart that are made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles. Note: You must be a student to enter. Entry deadline: September 2, 2008. Check out their site for details.

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