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Major retailers’ green school supplies are hard to find

August 11th, 2010

How green is your big box store when it comes to school supplies?

Not very — at least for some of the most popular big back-to-school retailers. Some carry green products, but not in the back-to-school category. Others carry green products, but they’re online and not necessarily available on store shelves. And one store’s definition of “eco-friendly” may be a far cry from what you’re looking for.


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Going back to school with a green notebook will cost you

August 4th, 2010

Back to school time can be filled with fun as your kids anticipate a new year, a fresh crack at the subjects they love (recess, lunch, Chatting with Peers 101 etc.) and you get to send the lovelies off (their derrières and the couch) and back into some sort of forward-lurching motion toward a fulfilling and educated future.

But just try to send them with greener school supplies. Chances are you’ll be frustrated. I’ve been at this for a few years and have searched many glaringly lit mega stores and combed countless websites looking for reasonably priced, good quality notebooks, binders, pens and pencils made from recycled material.


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Green up back-to-school supplies with our Earth-friendly shopping list

July 23rd, 2010

There’s no nip in the air. Leaves are still green. The sight of a sweater makes you sweat. Summer still has us in its hot clutches, but the “back-to-school” signs have sprouted at the mall. So lean back and check out our collection of green school supplies. We’re talking basics – lunchboxes, paper, notepads, binders, markers, pencils, etc. From fair-trade backpacks to natural rubber erasers, if you want your child to take an eco-friendly sensibility to school, we’ve started shopping for you.


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