1. If you get a ride to school, try carpooling with your friends. Not only will you be environmentally friendly, but you will also have more fun singing with your friends to the songs on the radio.
2. If you are close to the school, encourage your friends to walk, bike, or even swim to school instead of using a car or the bus.
3. When shopping for school supplies, look for recycled paper, pencils made from recycled denim, and backpacks created from old juice boxes. Save money, be eco-friendly, and stay on trend for the school year.
4. Speaking of trends, did you know that Target donates it’s damaged, discontinued, and out-of-season items to Goodwill? You can often find current styles and gadgets at discount stores for a fraction of the price while helping reduce waste.
5. Frannie knows that food waste is a problem, but single-use plastic baggies or brown bags and pre-wrapped snacks are also bad for the environment. Instead, invest in a re-usable lunch box and utensils. Sturdy plastic storage containers help you go green while protecting your sandwiches and bananas from getting squished on the way to school.
Check to see if your school has a recycling program or environmental club you can join. If there isn’t one, consider starting your own and helping your friends go green at school.