The first day of school is quickly approaching. Is your tot stocked up on supplies and ready to go? We’re here to help! We scored some amazing eco-friendly back-to-school supplies and now we’re giving $270 worth of swag away to three lucky winners. Each $90 back-to-school prize package includes a monkey Ecozoo backpack from Ecogear, a BPA- and phthalate-free Skip Hop Bento Mealtime Kit, a set of Clementine Art Natural Soy Crayons, and a $25 gift certificate to shop Ethical Ocean’s amazing selection of eco-friendly back-to-school supplies and gear. Read on to find out how to win one of the three kits, and in the meantime, you can use promo code ‘BackToSchool’ to get 10% off your green school supply order from Ethical Ocean through September 13! You’ll find everything from recycled pencils and notebooks to Fair Trade soccer balls and waste-free lunch kits – check out our favorites in our list of must-have green school supplies.

Here’s how to enter to win an eco-friendly back-to-school kit worth $90! You have 3 chances to win!

1) Sign up for our weekly newsletter (with your real name). We’ll be notifying the winners in our newsletter – so you need to sign up and receive our newsletter to find out if you have won. *Note: we need your real name in addition to an email address!

2) Like Inhabitots on facebook.

3) Add a comment to this post with your answer to the following question: What back to school item do you always seem to buy new for your kid year after year? (extra points for creative answers!) Please be patient – comments don’t appear instantly because they must be approved.

Contest ends Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 12 midnight EST. Open to US residents only. Winner will be announced in the following week’s newsletter!

+ Ethical Ocean Back to School (save 10% with code: BackToSchool)

+ Ecozoo Backpack $36

+ Skip Hop Bento Mealtime Kit

+ Clementine Art Natural Soy Crayons