Gallery: 13 Eco-Friendly Back-To-School Supplies for a Sustainable Scho...

 
We know you're holding on tight to the last days of summer, but like it or not, the time to head back to school is just on the horizon. Gear up for a new academic year in a green way with some eco-friendly school supplies sure to keep you prepared for even the most daunting assignments. To help you on your way to a higher education, we’ve rounded up all the goods you need to start the school year right -- and as an added bonus we're giving away a whole slew of these green goodies in our back to school contest! Be sure to enter the contest (worth $1,155!), and jump ahead for your best bets in sustainable school supplies!

Naked Binder – $7-$16 at Naked Binder

Behance Action Line – $5 and up from Creatives Outfitter

ecosystem Notebooks – $10.95 at ecosystem

TreeSmart Recycled Newspaper Pencils – $8 for 12 at TreeSmart

7 Piece Recycled Cotton Desk Organizer – $105 at Bambeco

HP Pavilion dv6t Series – starting at $599.99 at HP

Cotton Lunch Bags – $19 at Bambeco

Aladdin Lunch Set – $24 at Bambeco

Lunchopolis Insulated Lunch Set $31.95 at Bambeco

PETE Backpack – $49 at Bambeco

NYC Recycled Messenger Bag – $47 at Bambeco

Pike Messenger Bag – $129 at Bambeco

Voltaic Solar Backpack – $199 at Voltaic

The plastic and vinyl commonly used in school binders are often not recyclable, but did you also know that they release dioxins during production? Thankfully there are Naked Binders, which are free of plastics, vinyl or toxins, are made from 100% post consumer waste, and are 100% recyclable. Made in the USA, the Naked collection has everything students need to keep organized and green from the start of the school year to the finish!

Naked Binder – $7-$16 at Naked Binder

Behance’s Action Method system is determined to get even the most chaotic of minds organized. Their line of journals, notebooks, and calendars have been a favorite of creative professionals world wide — the 2008 TED Conference even featured a limited edition Action Book! The suede-t0-touch cover is packed with 30% post-consumer recycled paper, and a color-coded grid system helps you streamline your thoughts and plans.

Behance Action Line – $5 and up from Creatives Outfitter

Moleskine notebooks have always been a stylish favorite for notebooks and planners. Ecosystem brightens up the classic notebook with their 100% recycled paper  journals. Available in bright rainbow colors, the company has already saved thousands of trees, water, and prevented greenhouse gases with their notebooks that feature a trackable ID number, enabling consumers to not only see its origins, but learn how to recycle them post-use.

ecosystem Notebooks – $10.95 at ecosystem

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  1. grumbuncharolo August 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    a green education should leave us not just closer to earth: it should open the gates of wildness again so that it runs, migrates, dwells in our cities again (and in our city brains). we are living in dangerously unsustainable ways, and the roots of that unsustainability lie in a number of lies that lie in our brains: the commodification of nature, consumeritis, and the idea that we are somehow the only Earth Citizens with rights. This semester I will try and find out who my fellow earth citizens are and what they need, and see if there is someway for the human hive to “pollinate” its environment instead of poison it. A design problem for sure, a thought problem for double sure, and an issue moreover of where to park the center of gravity of one’s body and being…

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