GREEN Tips from PTA Council (PTAC) of Palo Alto

Green Tip! Green School Shopping

Beyond the essentials, teachers will have specific requests…and your student has outgrown something already. Minimize your environmental impact:

1. Reuse. Check your Buy Nothing Facebook group, thrift stores, and online consignment shops.

2. Repair. Can you extend the life of your supplies? Find local tailors and handy people.

3. Buy Green(er). Avoid plastic, opt for minimal packaging, and look for recycled content. 

4. Cut Your Carbon. When shopping locally, stack trips and use sustainable transportation. When online, choose bundled, 2-day or later shipments, and less packaging. 

We are parents and teachers who support Duveneck Elementary School in Palo Alto, CA. As a community, we help create the school we want our children to have by providing funding for school equipment and materials, hosting community events, and providing enrichment programs for parents, teachers and students.