And just like that, summer is over and school is in full swing. And so is lunch packing. Not only do we want to send kids to school with healthy lunches; we also need to consider how we are packing these lunches. Like many school districts, both Z & L's school has implemented a waste free lunch program. The kids are strongly encouraged as well as "rewarded" when they pack lunches that reduce their carbon footprint.
Here are a few ideas for how to green your lunch:
While packing a waste free lunch seems to take longer; in the long run, not only does it save you money, kids eat healthier, and you get to reduce your impact on the environment. It's worth it in my opinion - a little more time for a lot of good.