This, the last day of August, signifies the end ofÂ summer and also the return to school, university or college for millions of students. For some families the coming days will be exciting and also a little heart wrenching as they prepare for the very first day of school in their child’s life. I remember clearly my little son’s eagerness and nervousness on his first day as he had his photo taken, proudly wearing his new backpack. Starting at a new school can be an unforgettable event in a person’s life and I’m sure many of you can remember meeting a particular friend or teacher for the very first time. The end of summer and the beginning of new memories.
As many of you spend the next few days shopping for clothing, school supplies, lunch boxes, bags and backpacks, it is important to remember that we can make more eco-concious choices and that everything doesn’t really have to be purchased all at once. It’s easy to feel frantic during this hectic ‘back to school’ frenzy. Children can have an insistent way of wanting what they think their friend’s will have and expecting it all at once. Taking some time at home together to discuss and make lists can be really helpful and this is also a good time to consider greener alternatives to the norm.
For a greener lunch idea these little sandwich bags are just the thing:
Sandwich bag by LoveForEarth are airtight, waterproof and insulated
I look forward to receivingÂ your nominations from the shops of team EcoEtsy members. You can do a tag search on Etsy for â€˜teamecoetsy’ to find an item or items you’d like to nominate and please send your nominations via Etsy convo to Morgen at Kootsac. The deadline is 2PM EST on Wednesday.
Winners will be chosen based on:
1. Picture Quality
2. Appropriateness to the Theme