It's Back to School!
Consider these sustainable tips throughout the academic year.
Cut costs and waste by taking inventory and reusing school supplies from last year. John Witherspoon Middle School offers a "room of requirement" where students may take lightly used supplies for free.
If you do need to purchase new school supplies, look for products made from recycled content.
Pack lunch in reusable containers with reusable silverware and napkins. Eliminate expensive and wasteful juice boxes by filling up reusable bottles with water or drinks bought in bulk containers.
Did you know that it is illegal to idle for more than 3 minutes in NJ? Roll down those windows and turn off your vehicle while waiting to pick up your child.
Better yet, establish patterns of walking and biking at the start of the new school year! It is not only better for our planet, but also your child’s health. Consider organizing a "Walking School Bus" with neighboring parents with the help of this GMTMA app.