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6 Planet-Friendly Picks for Back-to-School

ReUsies™

Skip the plastic baggies and opt for a reusable, cheerful option instead! ReUsies™ are an excellent eco-friendly alternative to sandwich & plastic snack bags – each one has the potential to eliminate hundreds of plastic bags. ReUsies™ are 100% cotton lined with leak-resistant nylon and are secured with Velcro®
closures. Available in a variety of fun, colorful prints such as elephants, birds, and baseballs.

California Innovations

California Innovations just knows what kids love – Disney favorites on their lunchbox! From Cars to Princesses, their PVC-free and Lead-safe zippered lunch bags will keep your child’s lunch cold with high-density thermal insulation. In addition to being PVC-free & lead-free, all of California Innovations’ coolers and lunch bags incorporate Microban to provide antimicrobial protection and inhibit bacterial odors/stains. Offered in a variety of styles, sizes and colors for all ages, California Innovations’ affordable collection can also be found at your local Target.

PACkit Cooler Bottle & Lunch Bag

Ingenious and just plain smart, this freezable, insulated bag eliminates the need for gel packs because it is already lined with eco-friendly gel. Simply fold and storethe PACkit Cooler Bottle & Lunch Bag in the freezer until you are ready to use on busy school mornings! For tweens and teens who do not wish to carry an animal-shaped lunchbox, this lunch bag is unobtrusive and folds up neatly to tuck in a backpack or messenger bag after being used. It will keep food and bottles fresh and cold for up to 10 hours.

ReUsables Natural Tableware

Just say no to plastic forks, spoons, and knives! Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods now offers reusable & earth-friendly utensils made from corn! The ReUsables Natural Tableware Feeding line is made from cornstarch bioplastic, and all items are BPA-free, Phthalate-free, Lead-free, and PVC-free. Sold in multi-packs of 8 for convenience, the utensils are perfectly shaped for small hands. In addition to the utensils, the Natural Tableware Feeding line includes plates, bowls, utensils, and an infant feeding set (perfect for little ones in daycare!).

Lunchopolis by Enviro Products

Like a tiny city for all of your lunch items! Both stylish and innovative, Lunchopolis was designed with everything you need to pack a nutritious, planet-friendly lunch! Yes, that is correct – no more plastic sandwich bags, aluminum foil, milk and juice boxes or other unnecessary waste to toss out with the trash. Available in bold, bright colors, each Lunchopolis lunchbox comes with a drinking bottle and modular containers in a variety of sizes that are reusable and stack neatly together inside the soft lunchbox. Perfect for older children and tweens! All Lunchopolis products are BPA-free, as well.

Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies

Lions and tigers – oh my! Skip Hop’s Zoo Lunchies are “Mom’s” new favorite when it comes to a functional yet just plain adorable lunchbox for her little one. BPA-free and Phthalate-free, all Zoo Lunchies feature a roomy main compartment large enough for a sandwich, fruits & vegetable, and a milk or juice box. (“Mom” packs almond milk singles in her child’s lunchbox.) Plus, there is an interior mesh compartment for utensils or reusable freezer gel pack, and the top handle includes a clip that can be hooked to other bags or matching Zoo Pack. Each zipper is too, too cute – they feature a fun matching zipper-pull!

*Companies geneorusly provided samples and images for this article.*

Too, too cute! The new Believe Organic Plush line by Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods are cuddly-soft and sure to become your little one’s favorite lovey! Made of organic and natural materials, and filled with corn fiber – this is stress-free snuggling at its’ best! Each adorable Mommy and Baby pair make an excellent addition to any planet-friendly nursery or toddler’s room, and will be loved by kids’ and adults alike.

The Believe Organic Plush line inspires children and parents to think about the impact that every action they make has on the planet, and believe that together, we can all make a difference! The eco-plush line features a Mommy & Baby Polar Bear, Mommy & Baby Rhino, and Mommy & Baby Elephant, and they are all so squishy and cute that you may be tempted to start your own plush zoo!

For more information on the new Believe Organic Plush from Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods, visit www.dandelionforbaby.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Mom” at Tiny Green Mom is excited to announce that the Winner of the Dandelion Earth-Friendly Tableware Giveaway is Ashley! We hope that your son enjoys his new planet-friendly tableware! Happy eating! Thanks to everyone who entered this eco-fabulous giveaway!

*Image provided by Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods.*

Enter to win a set of reusable & eco-friendly utensils and tableware from Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods for your toddler! New to the Dandelion family of innovative corn products, the Natural Tableware Feeding line is made from cornstarch bioplastic, and all items are BPA-free, Phthalate-free, Lead-free, and PVC-free. Your baby can safely transition from being fed to eating independently at mealtimes with ease and without worry. The Natural Tableware Feeding line includes plates, bowls, utensils, and an infant feeding set. From March 19th – March 26th, you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

First, leave a comment below to let us know why you would love to win a set of natural tableware from Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods.

To obtain extra entries:

Follow Tiny Green Mom on Twitter.

Leave a comment on another Tiny Green Mom post. Leave a comment below with the name of the post you commented on.

“Like” Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods on Facebook. Please leave a comment below along with your Facebook name to let us know that you have done so.

Follow Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name to let us know that this has been done. This is only valid for one entry.

Blog about this giveaway. You must have a link to this giveaway in your blog post. Please leave a comment with the link to your blog post.

The Dandelion Earth-Friendly Tableware Giveaway ends on March 26, 2011 and is open to the US and Canada only. Please leave your email address in each comment, and make sure to leave a separate comment for every each and every entry that you make so that they will count for you!

Thank you! “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom can’t wait to announce the winner of this fabulous giveaway!

Enter to win an eco-friendly & adorable set of Natural Teether Keys from Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods for your little drooler! New to the Dandelion family of innovative corn products, the Toy Keys are made from cornstarch bioplastic, and are BPA-free, Phthalate-free, Lead-free, and PVC-free. Your baby can safely chew and gnaw on the keys – without you having to worry! Brightly-colored and just plain fun – the keys can clip on any diaper bag or purse for amusement on-the-go. From March 9th – March 18th, you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

First, leave a comment below to let us know why you would love to win a set of Natural Teether Keys from Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods.

To obtain extra entries:

Follow Tiny Green Mom on Twitter.

Leave a comment on another Tiny Green Mom post. Leave a comment below with the name of the post you commented on.

“Like” Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods on Facebook. Please leave a comment below along with your Facebook name to let us know that you have done so.

Follow Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name to let us know that this has been done. This is only valid for one entry.

Blog about this giveaway. You must have a link to this giveaway in your blog post. Please leave a comment with the link to your blog post.

The Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods Natural Teethers Giveaway ends on March 18, 2011 and is open to the US and Canada only. Please leave your email address in each comment, and make sure to leave a separate comment for every each and every entry that you make so that they will count for you!

Thank you! “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom can’t wait to announce the winner of this fabulous giveaway!