Most of us are probably dreading back-to-school season...waking up early, studying late into the night, worrying about how we're going to feed ourselves without Mom's cooking. However, there is one benefit of going back to school: the chance to shop for an entire new wardrobe and school supplies! Flipping through the pages of a fresh notebook or uncapping a new pen for the first time is like heaven.
Head back to school in style with these green back to school accessories, from watches to backpacks to iPhone cases. Being conscious about your eco footprint is more than just recycling occasionally. You should also be aware of the products you buy and the missions you support.
With a snazzy new watch, being late to class on the first day of school is impossible. Tree Hut wood watches, sourced from FSC certified forests, are renewable, biodegradable, chemical-free, and just plain stylish. Plus, wood watches are so versatile, they'll match with any new back-to-school outfit! Oh, and if you're heading to school outside the U.S., don't forget to snag a good deal with Treehut's Worldwide Shipping Month.
2. Personalized Notebooks
Because creativity should be in harmony with nature, not in conflict.
When hunting for a sustainable backpack to carry you from school to work to home, look for backpacks with these qualities: vegan leather, hemp materials, chemical-free, made of recycled waste products, buy one-give one, and/or fair trade. If you're from the USA, choose products made from here first (like our watches). Handmade is always better. ;)
Since you're going to whipping out your school ID quite often (especially if you're in college), a durable, yet sustainable, wallet is a must.
5. Writing Accessories
There are so many options for eco-friendly writing accessories, it's irresponsible not to be using any of them. Find a pen + planet combo that's perfect for your style, whether it's made of bamboo or recycled plasti water bottles.
6. Water Bottle
Getting your H2O on is essential, especially in the midst of this summer heat (RELATED: 10 Easy Ways to Beat the Summer Heat). However, plastic water bottles are both environmentally damaging and expensive. Consider getting a stylish, reusable water bottle for some much needed back-to-school hydration.
7. Comfortable Shoes
Getting out of bed to go to school means the need to wear shoes again. Adorn your feet with ecostyle and consider footwear that has a future beyond your feet. Our personal favorites follow the "buy a pair, give a pair" philosophy.
8. Minimalist Planner
The latest trend hitting the stationery runway? Minimalism. Luckily, many planners these days are made of recycled paper, so it shouldn't be too difficult finding one you'd actually be disappointed to write in.
9. Laptop Sleeve
Betcha you didn't know that HP and Apple are two of the most environmentally ethical computer manufacturing companies. Why not get an eco conscious laptop sleeve to show your commitment to the environment as well?
What will you be bringing to school this year? Comment below!
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