Wednesday August 28, 2019
10 simple tips for an eco-friendly start to the school year
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With back-to-school coming up soon, we put together some simple tips to help you make this the greenest school year yet!
- Walk or bike to school together—it’s a great way to get active in the morning while avoiding the carbon emissions that result from driving or public transit.
- Pack lunches and snacks in eco-friendly, reusable containers. We love shopping at FENIGO for all things litterless lunch—plus, they’re bullfrogpowered with green electricity. Our favourite FENIGO picks: this frog-printed snack bag and this bento-style lunch box for kids!
- Instead of reaching for fast fashion, refresh hand-me-downs or last year’s school clothes with a DIY upgrade.
- Keep an eye out for bullfrogpowered ingredients when shopping for lunch supplies. Try an egg salad sandwich with Burnbrae Farms eggs, Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Blackbird Baking Co. bread—all are powered by green energy! Here’s our favourite egg salad recipe.
- Need paper for jotting down class notes or to-do lists? These sheets from Staples are made from 50% recycled paper and 30% post-consumer waste.
- Fall is harvest season for many fruits and vegetables grown in Canada, such as apples, corn, and squash. As an after-school or weekend outing, head to your local farmers’ market as a family and pick up produce for a local foods lunch!
- Does last year’s backpack have a torn shoulder strap? As an alternative to replacing it, try a DIY repair by following this guide. If your backpack is beyond repair, consider purchasing a new one at a bullfrogpowered retailer such as MEC.
- Stash bullfrogpowered snacks in kids’ lunchboxes—chewy chocolate chip granola bars from Nature’s Path will satisfy your picky eater.
- Bullfrog Power offers green power for devices, including computers. For less than $10, students can bullfrogpower their laptops with 100% green energy for the whole year. Learn more here.
- Get the whole family involved in going green! Encourage your kids to share ideas for eco-friendly living at home and school—then work together as a family to make them happen.