Green Back-To-School Tips: Eco-Friendly Ways To Prepare For The Year

08/15/2012 11:29 am ET

The days will soon be getting shorter and colder, which can only mean one thing: back-to-school season has arrived. Although it can be difficult to adjust to the end of summer fun, back-to-school shopping makes the transition just a little easier!

According to the U.S. Census, $7.4 billion was spent on clothes shopping in August 2010, making it the third biggest shopping month of the year (after November and December). But with so many things to buy, how can you keep your purchases Earth-friendly?

It's easy to keep the environment in mind while preparing to go back to school. Check out the tips below on how to make this school year just a little greener.

Have a tip we didn't mention? Leave it in the comments below, or tweet at us with the hashtag #GreenSchoolTips!

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