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Back-to-school shopping tips
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Back-to-school shopping can put a real dent in a family’s budget and create a carbon footprint a mile wide. Here’s how you can green the shopping beast and save money, too.

♦ Shop at home first. Encourage your kids to reuse last year’s backpack, (lead-free) lunch bag, pencil case and water bottle.

♦ Create a list. Before heading to the mall, figure out what you need to get and how much money you want to spend. Most kids will bring home a supplies list from school. Cross off what you already have, then create your own smaller list of needed purchases.

♦ Ask for greener options. When you don’t find eco-friendly products at the store, ask the manager to order green for your future purchases. Consider throwing the disposable plastic and napkins away for good. Funkins offer a colourful range of fun eco-friendly products designed specifically for students, including cloth napkins designed for children's lunch boxes.

funkins3Funkins offer a colourful range of fun eco-friendly products designed specifically for students, including these cloth napkins designed for children's lunch boxes.

♦ Rent or borrow. When it comes to musical instruments, sporting equipment, and tools for one-time classes like home economics or woodworking, figure out which items your child can rent or borrow. This is particularly good for musical instruments – do you really want to buy a tuba just because your child is giving it a try this year?

♦ Remember the 3 Rs.  Reduce (buy less, share, borrow, rent); reuse (think durable lunch boxes and water bottles), recycle (paper, plastic, electronics).

Selecting the right back pack can be a challenge. Check out the Good Housekeeping article on best backpacks or watch their video below.

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According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more

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