Green Classroom Practices That Save Money

Go green in your classroom with environmentally friendly tips that will save you and your school district money! Learn how your class can conserve energy, reduce waste, and reuse and recycle materials in your school. You'll find the perfect activity to celebrate America Recycles Day (November 15) and Earth Day (April 22).
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Updated on: September 12, 2008
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Your Carbon Footprint

The classroom tips and ideas covered in this article will help you and your students reuse resources, recycle waste, and reduce your carbon footprint. Another way you can make a difference is by conserving resources outside of the classroom.

You don't need to go far from your classroom for an exciting field trip. Save money and gas with our free field-trip ideas. You can help reduce traffic and pollution on the roads by walking, biking, taking public transportation, or carpooling to work. Also, consider taking online courses for professional development from the comfort of your own home. These tips will save you gas money, reduce wear and tear on your vehicle, and cut down on carbon emissions.

The impact of going green in your classroom goes far beyond the immediate school grounds. Students will carry the lessons they learn about the environment with them, and the eco-friendly habits they develop will spread as they travel to new classrooms. By encouraging eco-consciousness, you will help students develop a better sense of how their actions affect the environment and the many ways they can reduce their carbon footprint. View our "Going Green" Slideshow to find more classroom activities that encourage reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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