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Jul 272009

From Green Right Now Reports

Teens Turning Green, a national coalition of teens educating peers and community members about healthy lifestyle choices, announced the launch of Project Green Dorm, a multi-faceted effort to encourage teens around the country to make eco-informed purchases around the age-old tradition of back-to-school.

“Project Green Dorm is a web-based guide for students and parents for all the items on the back-to-school checklist – but the greenest options,” Judi Shils, the director of Sausalito-based Teens Turning Green, said in a statement.

Project Green Dorm features a web-based Take Action Toolkit created for students as a comprehensive resource guide for all things related to back to school, with tips, photos, product recommendations, advice and other information. And College Care Packs will be available to send to college students with eco essentials to start their new green lifestyle.

The Bay Area group also plans to open a Project Green Dorm Shop through Sept. 15 in the Village at Corte Madera in Marin County. The centerpiece of the shop is the PGD set, filled with eco living and lifestyle essentials students might find on their back-to-school checklists. The goal is to tangibly bring the PGD web-based Toolkit to life providing an interactive, educational green-lifestyle experience for visitors. All of the products in the shop will be for sale with the proceeds supporting Teens Turning Green programs.

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