This year, when shopping for back-to-school supplies, encourage your high schoolers to go green with environmentally friendly school supplies that are stylishly cool.
high school essentials
Green their backpacks.
No savvy teenager could sneer at the sol® Exposure Backpack. Made of recycled materials, it features an internal organizer, an MP3 player pocket and plenty of zippered compartments.
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Green their math skills.
High schoolers can get a leg up in math class with this solar-powered Canon LS-154TG Handheld Green Calculator. Made from recycled material, it has all the bells and whistles including tax, square root and percentage features. It also has the option of dual-power operation -- solar and battery.
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Green their water routines.
The 20-ounce reusable stainless steel EarthLust water bottles are perfect for high schoolers during sports practice, lunch and classtime. The bottles are decorated in non-toxic paints, have BPA-free plastic caps, and are made of naturally safe food-grade stainless steel. Best of all, these bottles eliminate waste produced by disposable plastic water bottles. Bottom line: With a reusable water bottle, teens can produce much less waste while having water accessible throughout the day.
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Green their notebooks.
Ecosystem notebooks are made from 100-percent post-consumer recycled paper using low-impact, environmentally responsible processes. They come in great colors such as kiwi and watermelon, and in a variety of sizes and styles -- for example, architect grid lines for math/science and blank pages for art, as well as traditional lined journals.
A unique ID code printed in the back reveals online where every component of the book came from. And if your student loses her notebook, that same code will reunite the two of them. At the end of the school year, she can use the code to learn exactly how to recycle her Ecosystem notebook .
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