Lori Zimmer

13 Eco-Friendly Back-To-School Supplies for a Sustainable School Year

by , 09/01/11

Reusable Lunch Bag, Alladin Lunch Set, Lunchopolis, PETE Backpack, Pike Messenger Bag, NYC Recycled Messenger Bag, Voltaic Solar Backpack, solar power, Recycled cotton, organic cotton, HP Pavilion dvgt SEries, HP SimplePass fingerprint reader, ProtectSmart Hard Drive, Yesterday's News Pencils, green design, eco design, sustainable design, Bambeco, Naked Binders, Recycled binder, recycled school supplies, Behance, Behance Action Line, TED Conference, Moleskinem Ecosystem notebooks,

If messenger bag style is more your thing, show your love for New York with this bag that is made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. A silhouette of the Brooklyn Bridge is emblazoned in a faux-stencil across the flap.

NYC Recycled Messenger Bag – $47 at Bambeco

Reusable Lunch Bag, Alladin Lunch Set, Lunchopolis, PETE Backpack, Pike Messenger Bag, NYC Recycled Messenger Bag, Voltaic Solar Backpack, solar power, Recycled cotton, organic cotton, HP Pavilion dvgt SEries, HP SimplePass fingerprint reader, ProtectSmart Hard Drive, Yesterday's News Pencils, green design, eco design, sustainable design, Bambeco, Naked Binders, Recycled binder, recycled school supplies, Behance, Behance Action Line, TED Conference, Moleskinem Ecosystem notebooks,

You an also go for the Pike messenger bag, made from upcycled inner-tubes, with a recycled seatbelt shoulder strap. This bicyclist favorite also has reflective safety tape and adjustable straps to keep your belongings secure when you’re on the go.

Pike Messenger Bag – $129 at Bambeco

Reusable Lunch Bag, Alladin Lunch Set, Lunchopolis, PETE Backpack, Pike Messenger Bag, NYC Recycled Messenger Bag, Voltaic Solar Backpack, solar power, Recycled cotton, organic cotton, HP Pavilion dvgt SEries, HP SimplePass fingerprint reader, ProtectSmart Hard Drive, Yesterday's News Pencils, green design, eco design, sustainable design, Bambeco, Naked Binders, Recycled binder, recycled school supplies, Behance, Behance Action Line, TED Conference, Moleskinem Ecosystem notebooks,

Who would’ve thought that toting your school books could gain you more talk time on your cell phone? The Voltaic Solar BackPack soaks up rays while you’re studying in the Quad, which can convert to serious charge time for your devices. Your lunch hour outside can charge your cell up to 4 Watts, or 3 hours of talk time. The solar panel also opens up to reveal the perfect pen organization pocket.

Voltaic Solar Backpack – $199 at Voltaic

With our featured products, you’re sure to start the school year off right: organized, charged and of course eco-conscious! Be sure to stay tuned on how you can nab some of these green goods in our giveaway for yourself – or for that special student in your life!

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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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