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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

April 1-30, 2015
Computer recycling events
City service departments

April 11, 2015
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Tool Drive
Bay Village

April 14, 2015
Recycling Container Grant Training
Garfield Heights

April 17, 2015
Waste & Recycling $ense for Business seminar
Garfield Heights

April 18, 2015
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Tool Drive
Broadview Heights

April 19, 2015
Earthfest
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea

April 22, 2015
Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2015
Compost Seminar & Bin Sale
Moreland Hills

April 25, 2015
BBB/Rad Air shredding events
Parma Heights and Solon

April 28, 2015
Compost Seminar & Bin Sale
South Euclid

May 2, 2015
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Patch Event
CanalWay Center

May 16, 2015
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Tool Drive
Strongsville


  

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