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Amy says ...
I reuse items year after year, especially backpacks, and lunch bags. We also by items in bulk rather then the more expensive and wastefull individually packaged items.
08/12/2008 11:57:13 PM CDT
GK says ...
WALK to school!
08/12/2008 11:57:46 PM CDT
jessilynn says ...
We also use tupperware in lunches and many times I will put a cloth instead of paper too since you can just pull it out each day and rewash it. Thank you!
08/12/2008 11:59:06 PM CDT
Betty N says ...
My daughter in law has the lunch thing down pat....she has four children; each has a good lunch bag that lasts from year to year and the same with water bottle, back pack,etc from the High school age right down to the pre-schooler. Each fall they have certain people they pass clothes on to and others who pass clothes on to their children. Any they don't have people to pass on to go to charity.
08/14/2008 10:00:55 AM CDT
buzz says ...
Reusable lunch bags are a must
08/14/2008 10:02:03 AM CDT
Deborah says ...
Work with your children to make back-to-school a green event. Make it a game: plastic wrap vs. reusable container, home-made glue vs. store bought...and watch them buy into being green. Might as well educate them before sending them off to be educated.
08/14/2008 10:03:03 AM CDT
teddi says ...
We buy new clothes, but I also pick up a couple things at garage sales in the summer. We always pass on our clothes, shoes, backpacks, etc., to friends or charities. Instead of juice boxes, we try to use a thermos for drinks. Instead of plastic wrap in lunches, we use reusable containers or bento boxes.
08/14/2008 10:04:12 AM CDT
Betsey says ...
We homeschool and some things we do are reusing paper for scrap paper, hand down books or give them to others that will use them.
08/14/2008 10:05:02 AM CDT
Sharon says ...
Walk to school...good exercise...great for environment
08/14/2008 10:06:22 AM CDT
Rebecca says ...
We use reusable containers, such as tupperware sandwich containers and reusable water containers.
08/14/2008 10:08:27 AM CDT
Rebecca says ...
We always try to search for used items before we buy new. Not only does it save us money but it's also friendlier for the environment. Tip 4 is our family favourite!
08/14/2008 10:09:33 AM CDT
Alina says ...
We recieve hand me down clothes from the fam, we also give our hand me downs to other fam, friends or neighbors. All of us in our household have a sigg bottle and we love to use them.
08/14/2008 10:10:40 AM CDT
Nancy says ...
Buy local! I love our neighborhood farm!
08/14/2008 10:13:18 AM CDT
Kari says ...
We have used the same backpacks since Kindergarten. That's the #1 thing I look for when they start school, a durable and long lasting backpack that they can use as long as possible. This year, the school system is providing ALL supplies! :)
08/15/2008 11:51:30 AM CDT
Tammy says ...
by recycled pencils made of newspapers (yes they do exist!), save a tree that way!
08/14/2008 11:13:42 PM CDT
Evie Seifu says ...
This is great Erin. I enjoyed the video and am happy to see that the new generation is on the right track, and willing to go the length to change the ways of the past!! Thank you, it's heart warming to see this!
01/06/2011 2:54:13 PM CST

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