Welcome to the 21st "Green" Tips Message. This message is sent to all subscribing users on a weekly basis providing simple tips on becoming more Green! This article is part of Earth911’s “Green Eight” series, where they showcase eight ways to green your life in various areas.This week's message provides simple tips on:
8 Ways to Green Your School Time
1. Take Alternative Transport to School
You can ride your bike, find a walking buddy, or even take a skateboard, scooter or rollerblades. Lots of schools provide a bus system, so you can start practicing your rendition of “Hail to the Busdriver.”
For you high schoolers who feel the need to drive to show off that new license, do your part to cut down on carbon emissions and air pollution. Try to carpool with friends, or purchase carbon offsets to cover your weekly commute.
2. Type Those Notes
When you’re taking notes in class, try using a laptop instead of paper and pencil. Paper and pencils come from trees, and unless you have the laptop plugged in you won’t be consuming any energy. If you don’t own one or your teachers won’t let you use a computer in class, find a notebook made of recycled paper or paper made from banana stalks.