Where to Buy
School supplies are not only energy intensive but also toxic. Everything from lab equipment to notebooks to sports equipment can be found to have an off-gassing effect from the synthetic ingredients.
Purchase nontoxic, natural, recycled or reclaimed school supplies in the following areas:
Lab Materials: goggles, lab coats, gloves, utensils, etc.
Athletic Equipment: balls, nets, goals, etc. from companies like Fair Trade Sports.
Classroom: Pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, folders, rulers, markers, crayons, toys, paints, etc. Red Apple school supply has a "green apple" section with eco-friendly art supplies and paper products. Also, more and more office supply stores offer earth-friendly goods.
Office: Pencils, pens, paper, folders, ink, electronics, etc. Check out Greenline Paper Company for green office supplies.