STRUCTUREbags five green finds

Is it August already? Back-to-school is right around the corner.

Here are five green school finds:

STRUCTUREbags five green finds

1. Paper: Choosing recycled lined paper is an easy choice. But try upping the ante with a colorful journal from Canadian company, EcoJot - their giving back program gives notebooks to kids in Kenya so they can continue to learn, too!

2. Pencils: Grab some recycled newspaper colored pencils for your budding artist! 

3. Water Bottles: We made the switch to reusable water bottles years ago, and certainly have favorites. For big kids, we love our Camelbak everyday water bottles. For kids, there are so many choices! But our recent buy during the World Cup was a winner. A hidden straw? Instant hit.

4. Lunch Boxes: I'm about to take advantage of the back-to-school special from Eco Lunchbox. I plan on grabbing the reusable three-in-one and say goodbye to endless plastic baggies.

5. Shoes: Most of us know the Toms brand - buy a pair and they give a pair to a child - but did you know they have an "Earthwise" line? Yes! When you buy a pair, you not only give a pair, but you say "thanks" to the environment, too.

Where do you love to shop for back-to-school items? Surprised by any of these ideas? Do let me know by commenting below.