Green School Supplies


Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet? What’s top on your list? I always loved picking out a new backpack, selecting dozens of colored pencils and markers, anything to ease the pain of going back to school. Nowadays everyone from Staples to Target to the corner boutique is stocked with eco-friendly goods, that will lighten the amount of waste that goes into our landfills. Here’s a look at a few of our favorite, stylish back-to-school goodies.

TreeSmart pencils are hand-rolled from recycled newspapers, made from completely non-toxic binding. They look awesome and come in regular graphite as well as colored pencils. A set of mini colored pencils in a tube is $3.95. You can even get them customized with your child’s name.

Backpacks from Mimi the Sardine are made from organic cotton and feature bright, adorable graphics. Bag interiors are non-PVC water and stain-resistant, making them perfect for lunches and school supplies alike. This propeller bag is $38.95.

Speaking of school supplies, we can’t think of a better way to tote around pencils and pens than this FEED 10 Pouch. Each zippered $25 bag provides food or job training to ten women through the United Nations World Food Programme.