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Go Back Green

Posted on September 5th, 2008 by Corine in back to school, buy green, environment, shop green 0 Comments

Why Not Make It a Green ‘Back to School’?

There’s some things that naturally go hand-in-hand and September and ‘Back to School’ is definitely one of those things. You just can’t help thinking of one without the other. While it’s always a bit of a last-minute shopping frenzy, getting the right clothes, the right supplies, etc., we’re promoting a green school year through some of our favorite green retailers! While classes have already begun for some, there’s still time to do much of your Back to School shopping online – That’s not just making it easy, it’s also making a statement – no driving and many of our green retailers off-set their carbon usage as well through their shipping. So Go Back Green with: green school supplies, a cool green wardrobe and smart green accessories and gear…

  • Laptop Lunch: These lead-free lunch containers are reusable, recyclable, and dishwasher safe. $114.99 – a less expensive version is also available for $34.99 and is called the Lapton Lunch Bento Set.
  • Banana Paper: 100% Post-Consumer content with four content variations: Banana, Coffee, Lemon and Mango fiber content. $8.99
  • Colored Pencil Set: 100% environmentally friendly, made from recycled newspaper using patented ‘Rolled On’ method, water resistant and last 2-3 times longer than ordinary wood pencils. $9.16
  • Wildlife Folders: Made of recycled newspaper and cardboard, and available in 5 different designs. $2.44


  • Of the Earth Street Purse: Sling Of the Earth’s Street Purse over your shoulder and head out for the day with all your essentials. The canvas material is durable on the outside, while the hemp organic cotton blend shows how inside you care. Top zip access is convenient and safe on crowded city streets. Tons of external pockets make it easy to store your cell phone where you can grab it with less hassle. $35.96 – and it comes in assorted colors.
  • Arc’teryx Rho Lightweight Beanie: The Rho LTW Beanie provides old-wool performance with new-wool comfort. Warm, soft, itch-free merino wool makes the Beanie a great choice for everything from skiing to just being outside. This Arc’teryx beanie blocks the wind better than a fleece hat, and it’s far more comfortable than traditional wool. $29.95, red or beige.

  • Earth Write Pencil: The Earth-friendly pencil casing, made from recycled newspaper. $0.99
  • SpineVue Locking Round Ring Binder: Made of 45% recycled content, includes pockets and front and back cover insert. $5.54

  • Scoopneck Zip Hoody: A hoody made of natural, breathable Bamboo Cotton Lycra French Terry grown without pesticides or fertilizers, the hoody has a super-soft, cashmere-like feel and a totally hip design. $65.95
  • Men’s Hawk Tee: Each t-shirt is made in an African eco-factory of 100% soft organic cotton jersey. $42.95

  • I Path: Men’s Cat Vulc Loafers, eco-friendly hemp or printed fabric upper in a casual skate chukka style with a round, stitched moc toe. Two eyelet lacing, side vents, I Path logo detail and stitching accents. $69.99

This brief overview is just that – a quick look at a couple of retailers with a wide variety of green supplies, clothing and accessories. Other retailers to check into are Apple, Dell, HP, Staples, Office Depot and National Geographic to name but a few.

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