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Green Teen Survival Guide

 

Back to School -- Green Goes Head to Toe

 Recycled-content isn't just for school supplies anymore! Now, you can also find clothes and accessories made from recycled and other earth friendly materials. Here are some ideas to shop "green" for your school wear:

Being cool comes easy when you buy merchandise that is “green.” Green is a term for environmentally friendly products. Green products can be made from natural ingredients or recycled content materials. Also, products that do not contain toxic chemicals or generate a toxic wastes during manufacturing are green too.

 

The following are the keys to be green

  •  Practice ways to reduce trash and if you generate trash, then reuse it.
  • Take care of what you own now, so maintain and repair it.
  • Buy durable or “built to last” products.
  • Buy products made from recycled content to promote
    recycling, which use fewer natural resources.
  • Buy products made from natural or non-toxic materials.
  • Buy local to support your local manufacturers, artists, farmers or businesses. 
  • Buy products, which do not contain ingredients that have harmed animals.
  • Buy products that use minimum packaging. 
  • Buy bottles or containers that can be refilled, reused or recycled.
  • Buy energy efficient products, so go solar or look for the "Energy Star" logo.
  • Look for a green label and read to figure out that it is really environmentally friendly.  Get smart on labels by visiting www.eco-labels.org.

 

Shop at local stores or search online

A List of places to shop for environmentally friendly goods
General Products Clothing Gifts and Accessories
www.bluelotusblankets.com 
www.bytheplanet.com
www.greenhome.com
www.nubiusdesign.com
www.peacefulvalleygreetings.com
www.veganessentials.com
www.americanapparel.net
www.bluecanoe.com
http://bollorganic.com/shop.html
http://btcelements.com
www.earthfashions.com
www.ecosandals.com
www.noenemy.org
www.rawganique.com
www.rustyzipper.com
www.shopenvi.com
www.sweetskins.com
www.tekosocks.com
www.ecoexpress.com
www.agreatergift.org/
www.greenfeet.com
www.greenfieldpaper.com 
www.globalhandcrafters.com
www.katescaringgifts.com 
www.mooshoes.com
www.nearseanaturals.com
www.novica.com
www.organicgiftshop.com 
http://store.gxonlinestore.org
Personal Care Products
School supplies
Food
www.alimacosmetics.com 
www.bioholistic.com
www.burtsbees.com
www.collectivewellbeing.com
www.desertessence.com 
www.eccobella.com
www.ecolips.com
www.getluckytiger.com
www.iamapeacekeeper.com
http://johnmasters.com\
www.madgabs.com
www.mandrakeapothecary.com
www.larenim.com
www.mionegroup.com
www.saffronrouge.com
www.terressentials.com
http://greenearthofficesupply.net
www.eclipsesolargear.com 
www.ecoenvelopes.com
www.rewarestore.com
www.sustainablegroup.net
www.voltaicsystems.com
www.cocoavino.com
www.izze.com
www.kleankanteen.com 
www.knudsenjuices.com          
www.mountainroseherbs.com
www.reedsgingerbrew.com
www.rosecitychocolates.com
www.scojuice.com
www.solarovens.org
www.sustainabletable.org
www.worldpantry.com

 

 

Other Green Stuff

  • Look for a green label and read to figure out that it is really environmentally friendly. Get smart on labels by visiting Greener Choices.

Calendar of Events


Ongoing
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program
City Service Departments

September
Scrap Tire Round-Up
City service departments

September 23, 2014
Waste & Recycling $ense for Business seminar
Cuyahoga County Library, Garfield Heights

September 27, 2014
DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back
Local police stations and law enforcement agencies

October 2, 2014
Compost Seminar & Bin Sale
Orange Village

October 20-21, 2014
AOR "Celebrating Recycling in Ohio" Conference
Maumee Bay State Park Lodge

November 15, 2014
America Recycles Day

  

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