The Green Office

August 2007, v.2 i.8
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Back To School Facts
Featured Products
GreenTalk, Green Offices
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Back To School!Did you know: according to the latest census data, at least one in four US citizens over the age of three is currently attending school? That's over 75 million students nationwide, most of whom will churn through a small forest's worth of paper products over the course of their academic careers.

Luckily, we have a wide selection of recycled, non-toxic, and biodegradable school supplies available to help make even the most avid student's carbon footprint as small as it can possibly be.
Back To School Facts

Back To School!

According to the Oregon Resource Efficiency Program, the average student produces roughly 240 pounds of waste per year, most of it paper.

Only 31% of children who live less than a mile from school walk there, and half go by car.

The average school spends $140 per student per year on utilities alone (fuel, water, trash, electricity).

For more head-spinning statistics and green-learning tips, check out our Green Back To School Guide!
Featured Products
Biodegradable Corn Starch PenOn to this month's featured products:

The amazing Biodegradable Corn Starch Pen is a feast for the eyes. It neither smells like corn nor dissolves in your hands - if you didn't know better, you'd swear it was plastic. The major difference, however, is that the manufacturing process is orders of magnitude cleaner, and by 2012 every single one of them currently in existence will have dissolved into a pleasing, Earth-friendly goo.

The Second Nature Wireless Single-Subject Notebook harks back to a time when "wireless notebooks" didn't need batteries. This model in particular is the epitome of paper-based notebook technology: over 30% post-consumer recycled content, no metal spirals to get caught in your bookbag, perforated edges for mess-free page removal, and a binder-friendly three holes in every sheet, guaranteed.

Finally: the instantly recognizable solar powered calculator, bringing renewable energy to the backpack since 1978. We stock them in dozens of varieties, ranging from no-frills to slightly frilly to more frills than you probably thought possible.
GreenTalk, Green Offices
Green Living Ideas
CEO Alex Szabo was recently interviewed by Green Living Ideas for their GreenTalk podcast series! Click here to listen in - it's a great conversation about's guiding philosophies and methodologies, as well as sustainability consulting, carbon offsetting, and office greening in general.

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Sincerely, Team