Back-to-school shopping can be stressful, wasteful and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. These tips will make it all a little easier on the Earth – and on your wallet.
- Start out by searching your house for pens, pencils and spare notebooks
- Reuse any backpacks, lunch boxes or binders from last year
- Buy a reusable water bottle to reduce the number of juice boxes and disposable drinks your family tosses
- Pack lunches with reusable, plastic-free Bee’s Wrap, paper covered in beeswax, a great alternative to plastic baggies and cling-wrap
- Shop second-hand stores for your kids’ new clothes
- For any other school gear, buy from sustainable brands
The Superfood You’ve Already Got In Your Pantry
Beans don’t get enough credit. Kale and açai berries get the superfood limelight, while beans are often overlooked, despite the fact that they’re healthy, cheap and easy to cook.
So dust off that bag of dried beans stashed in your pantry and grab your crockpot to make a simple meal – anything from baked beans with pork to a hearty chili.
Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in 12 hours
People from around Ethiopia recently came together to plant more than 350 million trees in just half a day.
Ethiopia, alongside more than 20 other countries in Africa, has made a commitment to reforest nearly 250 million acres as part of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative.
Llama versus Alpaca: What’s the Difference?
Llamas and alpacas are often mistaken for the same animal, and the confusion is understandable. They’re both adorable members of the camelid family, but there are some key differences between them ranging from their size to their personalities. Essentially, you’ll want to give llamas their space.