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How Can You Help Your Child's School Go Green?

The last piece of advice we have for you and your school is this: reduce, reuse, recycle! Start a recycling club at the school. Members can go around on a weekly or daily basis to collect recyclable material from classrooms for pickup by the city. Also encourage students to buy reusable water bottles for daily in-school use, so they don't need to buy so many one-use plastic bottles from vending machines. Use lunchboxes or other reusable containers for your children's lunches.

If students in your school buy their own books, organize a textbook exchange so that students can purchase used copies of any books they need, instead of buying new ones. If such an exchange isn't possible, encourage kids to buy from Internet sites that sell used books.

Give It a Try

There's no time like the present to get started. If you try even a couple of these suggestions for getting your school to go green, you'll be helping to preserve the environment for the future of your children and generations to follow.



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