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Five Ways to Keep Back to School Green

We’ve been to picnics, had days at the beach and hiked in the mountains all while enjoying our favorite Steaz flavors this summer and hope you’ve done the same. We can’t believe how fast it has all flown by. However, that can only mean one thing, it's Back to School season! Whether you’re excited to see old friends or you are ready for a bit of structure to re-enter your schedule again or if you just need some peace and quiet and your kids out of your hair for a few hours. The folks here at Steaz can relate and are here to help ease you back into reality. 

Heading back to school can be a bit daunting especially if you’re trying to keep expenses down or doing your best to be eco-conscientious. We’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to keep everyone happy including the kids, your wallet and the planet. Please be sure to enter our Back To School Giveaway too! (Find the entry form at the bottom of the post!)

Green Back to School Tips from Steaz 

1. Keep that look fresh. Instead of running out to the nearest mall to stock up on brand new clothes try swapping clothes with friends instead or head to your local 2nd hand boutique or the thrift store! We’ve found gently used and brand new clothing (complete with the original tags) in similar stores for a fraction of the cost. Always be sure to donate clothes you are no longer wearing to your local shelter or thrift store.

2. Recycled school supplies. Of course we should reuse those partially used notebooks from last year but when you run out of clean pages be sure to look for notebooks made from recycled materials and remember to recycle your used ones too! If you prefer to go paperless, take notes on your trusty tablet. There are plenty of apps out there to help you keep your class notes organized! When purchasing books the early bird gets the worm! Used books are usually the 1st to sell, you’ll save money and you’ll be reusing! Also be sure to check out sites like who prides themselves in giving back to the planet in the form of planting trees when you rent a textbook!

3. Cut your CO2 by leaving the car at home. When possible, take public transportation or transportation provided by your school, ride your bicycle, walk, run, or carpool in an effort to save money on gas, parking and global resources.

4. Lunch time! If you need to eat while on campus and have to purchase a meal choose options with reusable dishware to keep your waste to a minimum. Be sure to pack your own coffee cup to use in place of their throw away version. OR pack your meal and include a STEAZ!! Bento box style lunch containers are all the rage and can be fun too for everyone who needs to pack a lunch! They are easy to pack and can be 100% waste free or recyclable

5. Who needs a classroom when you’ve got a computer and an internet connection at home? Skipping the school house and opting to take classes online will eliminate the need to buy new clothes, pay for transportation and pack a meal! That’s the ultimate way to save!

In honor of heading back to school we have TWO Back To School Steaz Prize Packs to giveaway! Each prize pack includes the following Steaz Swag. We are certain you'll find something in the Prize Pack for everyone in your family.

Each bag includes:

  1 - Steaz T-Shirt - size      medium 
  1 - White Steaz Baseball      Hat 
  1 - Pair of Steaz      Sunglasses
  1 - Full Set of Steaz      Flavored lip balm (4)
  1 - Small Steaz Tote

To enter, complete this entry form. Please only one entry per person, entries will be accepted through 11:59 pm est on August 24, 2011. Good luck!

Remember you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter we love to hear from our fans and hope you join the conversation! 


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