Start the school year out strong, with sustainability in mind. The beginning of the school year is the time to make new eco-friendly habits. There are easy ways to reduce your own personal environmental footprints. Ahead are some tips on how to be eco-friendly this school year.
Before creating your back-to-school shopping list, consider what you actually need this year. Look at your supplies that you have leftover from last year and see if you can use them again. Reusing items is friendly not only to the environment, but also to your wallet. If you need to buy any supplies try to go with eco-friendly products like recycled paper/notebooks. Now, we all know getting new school outfits for the year is a must but you can do it in a more sustainable way. Again, make a list of what you need and head over to your local thrift store or do a clothing swap with friends. You can also upcycle old clothes by bleaching, cutting, or totally transforming.
Reducing waste doesn’t just apply to school supplies. This year try reducing waste by doing zero waste lunches, using reusable water bottles, and recycling. By getting a reusable lunch bag as well as packing zero waste lunches, you are able to significantly help our environment. When packing and storing food, try to use those reusable or biodegradable bags so that way you aren’t throwing out plastic after every meal. Reusable water bottles and recycling are easy switches to start reducing more waste. A good reusable water bottle doesn’t cost very much and it can last for a very long time. Recycling everywhere you go will definitely make a huge impact and only takes seconds to do.
Reduce Carbon Emissions From Transportation
Being able to reduce any transportation can really have a great impact on our environment. If your school is close enough to walk or bike, ditch the car a few times a week. This can be good exercise, helps reduce your carbon emissions, and saves you gas money. If you aren’t able to do one of the following, try setting up a neighborhood/friend carpool. By carpooling you are still able to decrease your carbon emissions and save money. If you are in the boundaries for a school bus or other public transport you can do this instead of carpooling.
Anywhere from shopping to transportation, you can become more eco-friendly this school year. We are so proud to be involved in an industry that supports the reduction of waste and promotes sustainability. For your back-to-school shopping, shop here at Revive Thrift Boutique where we make thrifting better by hand curating a selection of trendy yet affordable second-hand clothes and accessories for women, men, and children.