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The ABC’s of Back to School – And Going Green!8/3/2017

You’ve soaked up some sun and now it’s time to go back to school and soak up some knowledge. Take some of your summer “green” habits back with you into the classroom. It’s as easy as ABC!

  • Always recycle! Does your school have a recycling program? Use it! Pay attention to specific bins- don’t put cans in with paper and paper in with plastic bottles. If your school doesn’t have a recycling program, ask your parents to talk to the Principal about setting one up.

  • Bring a reusable water bottle. It’s important for your brain and body to stay hydrated while you learn. When it gets empty, just refill at the water fountain. Check with your parents to make sure the bottle is BPA free.

  • Carpool, take the bus, ride your bike, or get a group of friends together to walk to school. It’s healthier for you and better for the environment when there are fewer cars on the road to school. And if your parents are picking you up after school, tell them to turn off their car engine until you’re ready to go!

  • Ditch the paper and plastic- use a reusable lunchbox or bag to bring your lunch to school! You can even make your own reusable sandwich and snack bags, and bring reusable utensils too to cut down on waste.

  • Everyone loves new school supplies, but if you have perfectly good pencils and paper from last year, use those! If you absolutely need new supplies, see if your parents can find recycled options. Did you know they make paper and pencils out of old newspapers? How cool!

  • Find out how your parents can start saving up for your future, and you can save up your allowance and chore money, by visiting our Kirby Kangaroo page ►

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