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Jul 28, 2009
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Fruit of Knowledge
Your children might be frowning about going back to school, but at least they can feel good about using Green Apple School Supply’s line of ecofriendly products, including banana paper notebooks, biodegradable highlighters, soy crayons, scrap wood No. 2 pencils, and more. redapplesupply.com
A Binding Resolution
New Leaf’s 1-inch and ½-inch binders—available at Terra Sage ecofriendly product store—are comprised of 100 percent recycled corrugate. Sturdy with three metal ring binder clips, New Leaf’s products are processed and bleached without the use of chlorine for a greener, cleaner way of taking notes. $6.99 for 1-inch; $5.99 for ½ inch. terrasagestores.com; newleafpaper.com
Green Baggin’ It
Quit clogging up landfills with paper and plastic and green up your lunch routine with New Wave Enviro Products’ reusable 100 percent bamboo lunch bag ($22.99), which is also antibacterial and hypoallergenic by nature. Toss out those sandwich baggies while you’re at it—New Wave’s stainless steel food container ($14.99) will keep food fresh over and over. newwaveenviro.com
Writing on the Wall
Make your dorm room stand apart—with Hudson Paint’s color chalkboard paint, doodling on the wall is no longer a punishable offense. Mixed by a family-owned manufacturer in the Hudson Valley, chalkboard paint washes off easily and can change the mood of any room as often as you change your mind. Available in more than 30 colors. $24.99. Pick up a can at Tivoli Mercantile in Red Hook or visit hudsonpaint.com
For your college-bound child who may be managing a budget for the first time—or anyone trying to monitor their spending a little more carefully— the Money Manager Check Card Tracker is like a virtual financial adviser that fits right in your pocket. Track up to 100 charges, deposits, and withdrawals at the touch of a button—simply enter purchase amounts and the new balance is adjusted. $15. datexx.com
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