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9 Eco-Friendly Back to School Essentials

Posted by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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After the freedom and fun of summer, heading back to school may seem like a drag to some kids. Get the kids psyched to hear that school bell ring with some eco-friendly (not to mention adorable) school supplies that will have all their classmates asking to borrow a pencil. With these awesome green gadgets, your little students will be begging for more homework to do…well, maybe!

Do you try to *green* your back to school essentials?  What about other products?

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Etsy Soy Earth Star Crayons
Crayons are always essential for our kids’ creative projects, and these soy crayons should be no exception! Unlike regular crayons, these eco-friendly art supplies are made from pure soy, are non-toxic, and are 100% biodegradable (not to mention their awesome shape!). Best of all, these crayons glide smoothly to create a creamy texture. Your kiddos will love doing their homework!

Available online: etsy.com
Cost: $10

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Ecojot Notebooks and Paper Products
All of the paper and board in Ecojot’s sketchbooks is made from 100% post-consumer waste. These adorable flip-up notebooks come in a variety of designs, ranging from ABCs and milk trucks to robots and planets. And we love that, for every jumbo journal sold, the company donates a school workbook to an impoverished child via their GIVE program.

Available online: ecojot.com
Cost: $4.75-$10

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Pocket Carnival Pencil Cases
With all these eco-friendly pencil options, our kids need a spot to store them! We love these organic eco-friendly pencil cases and pouches from Etsy. These perfect, pocket-sized cases are decorated with colorful birds, owls, and unique patterns, and are handmade with organic and recycled cotton.

Available online: Etsy.com
Cost: $8-$11

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Eco-Kids Glue
All those googly-eyed art projects call for a lot of glue. Check out this one from Eco-Kids, which comes with a brush for mess-free spreading. Bonus: eco-glue is made from all natural ingredients (we even recognize some of them from our kitchens!)…so if your little one has that pesky habit of eating paste, Eco-Kids has got you covered.

Available online: ecokidsusa.com
Cost: $4.99

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Stubby Pencil Studio Shape Pencils
These personable Shape pencils are made from natural, chemical-free recycled rubber wood, and finished with non-toxic and child friendly colors. Your little one will love getting homework help from these adorable characters!

Available online: stubbypencilstudio.com
Cost: $2.95 for set of 4

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SIGG Reusable Water Bottle
Forget all those wasteful (and expensive) plastic water bottles and send your kids to school with this adorable SIGG water bottle. These aluminum bottles are BPA-free and phthalate-free and the inside has a highly resistant lining, so they’re almost unbreakable! Best of all, SIGG offers tons of fun designs for these interactive bottles, with space for little ones to draw and doodle as they please.

Available online: mysigg.com
Cost: $20.99

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Ecozoo Backpack
These eco-friendly backpacks from Ecogear are available in an array of darling creature designs, including a puppy, pig, panda, and monkey, so your little one can bring their favorite animal to school with them! Constructed from natural cotton and recycled plastic, these backpacks are totally safe and healthy, and have padded shoulder straps for added comfort. Ecozoo Backpacks come in petite size for preschoolers and a larger-sized rolling version so kids don’t break their backs carrying heavy books.

Available online: amazon.com
Cost: $21.06

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Reusable Food Containers
Ditch the disposable baggies and pack your kid’s meal in reusable food containers and eco-friendly lunch boxes. This Boskop apple shaped container comes in bright green or red and perfectly houses sandwiches from getting crushed in transit. Bonus: it’s made out of 100% biodegradable plastic! Graze Organic also makes an adorable line of organic and reusable cloth sandwich and snack bags with a variety of labels and graphics.

Boskop container: gretelhome.com
Cost: $12

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The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer
Honest hand sanitizers use a plant-based, no rinse formula to produce long-lasting antimicrobial power and effectively kill germs. Their moisturizing cleansers have added botanicals for extra nourishment and never use harsh chemicals. The pocket-sized (2 oz.) hand sanitizer is perfect for your littlest student!

Available online: honest.com
Cost: $5.95

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by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM

I used to think I was *green*  Now I'm content with being just a little crunchy.  Not too extreme :)

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