Time flies when you’re having fun! Can you believe that summer vacation is already nearing a close? The days are getting shorter, the heat has (almost) subsided, and many school districts resume classes as early as August 26th – where has the time gone?!
As we prepare to kick off a new academic year, it’s important to keep our impact on the environment fresh in our minds. Below are some useful resources that can keep you schooled in eco-best practices, and help you reduce your impact during this school year and beyond:
1. EPA Healthy Schools Website: Here you can find healthy recipes for kids that keep the environment healthy, too, including links to EPA programs that support clean drinking water and fewer school bus emissions.
2. Top Green Back to School Tips: TreeHugger.com has a comprehensive list of tips and tricks for kids and parents to consider before returning to school, such as taking an inventory of school supplies before purchasing new products to ensure nothing goes to waste.
3. Eco-Friendly Shopping: This article from Mother Nature Network provides some excellent tips for back-to-school shopping, including searching for clothes at thrift stores and consignment shops, where you can find fashionable styles on a budget and avoid wasting resources.
Go back to school in sustainable style! Visit BlueAvocado.com and use the promo code greenBTS20 to get 20% off your sustainable lunch items, such as reusable sandwich wraps, insulated lunch satchels and much more.