Posted on September 4th, 2012 in organic, recycling, seeds of change, Uncategorized |
Scratch paper. If you or someone you know works in an office which generates paper used only on one side, bring it in to be used as scratch paper or as art supplies.
Green wipes and tissues – A container of wipes made with eco-friendly and healthier materials, or tissues made from recycled paper, will definitely come in handy during the school year.
Homemade, naturally dyed play dough – For younger classrooms, whip up a batch of play dough using vegetable or fruit juice for dyes, to replace the artificially dyed kind.
Green school and art supplies. More green art and school supplies seem to be coming on the market all the time, such as the cedar pencils to the right which are made from wood scraps. Green paints, crayons, and modeling clay are other supplies you can green with a donation.
Books about green topics – Buy or borrow from the library (even better!) books at your child’s grade level on green topics such as recycling, plants and animals, or climate change for your child’s classroom library.
“Adopt” an animal or an acre of rainforest for the class – Particularly if you know that your child’s class will be studying a species or a particular habitat (rainforest, desert, oceans), sponsor an animal or habitat “adoption.” Several organizations run such programs, such as the The World Wildlife Fund, Oceana, and The Nature Conservancy.
Recycling help – If your child’s school doesn’t have a recycling program, offer to set up a simple recycling program in your child’s classroom. A box for recycled paper is a great start!