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[ Going Green As You’re Going Back to School ]

Greenversations is an official blog of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA).   The latest post is by EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and has some great tips about going green as you’re going back to school.

Summertime is coming to an end, and kids are heading back to school. And even though they’ll be spending less time outdoors, we should still be thinking about how to protect the environment and safeguard our children’s health. Fortunately, small actions can turn into big results for protecting the environment, and can even save extra money for the school year.

For example, try to cut down on waste. More than 30 percent of what we throw away comes from cardboard and plastic packaging. Look for pens, pencils, and other supplies that are packaged with recyclable materials. That goes for spiral notebooks and notebook paper, too. For every 42 notebooks made from 100 percent recycled paper, an entire tree is saved.

Check out the rest of the tips here.

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