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We support our suppliers who are making a conscientious effort to work with the FSC Principles and Criteria (P&C) which describe how the forests have to be managed to meet the social, economic, ecological, cultural and spiritual needs of present and future generations. They include managerial aspects as well as environmental and social requirements. FSC rules are the strictest and FSC’s social and environmental requirements the highest.

 

Click here to learn more about Forest Stewardship Council

 

Watch the video here of a school in Texas that won the State Recycle Bowl Contest! Congratulations to Sam Rutherford Elementary, Mesquite, Texas

 

 

 

The STAR Mission

The mission of the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) is to promote and enhance recycling and waste diversion activities in the State of Texas. We will accomplish this by fostering communication and the exchange of information regarding recycling among professionals, organizations, governmental entities, and individuals; by complementing and coordinating recycling industry initiatives; and by acting as a clearinghouse of recycling resources.

 

Here are other programs which are supported by Best In Class School Supplies:

 

Go Green Initiative  

The mission of the Go Green Initiative is to provide schools, homes, businesses and organizations of all kinds with the tools and training they need to create a “culture of conservation” within their community. Our goals are to conserve and protect natural resources for future generations, and to protect human health through environmental stewardship.        

The Go Green Initiative Association has established the following objectives to help guide its efforts and measure success.

Intended Results

Teach children to be responsible caretakers of the planet.

Heighten community awareness of and participation in environmentally responsible behavior.

Create national interest in establishing standards and procedures for environmentally responsible practices.

Measuring Success

Students possess and practice grade-appropriate knowledge and skills in environmental protection concepts.

Environmental impact becomes a routine consideration for all activities.

Programs and incentives are established to reward businesses, non-profit organizations, and individual citizens for environmentally responsible behavior.

  

OurEarth.org   In 2005, several recent graduates of Johns Hopkins University were experiencing a similar problem, it was very difficult to find quick and simple answers to some basic environmental questions, such as “How can I recycle my old electronics?” and “What local incentives are available for water and energy conservation?” Even though answers could eventually be found, it could take hours online to find an optimal solution. Knowing that most people would not be willing to invest that much time and energy to help the environment, the group decided to address the problem themselves and they founded OurEarth.org in 2006. 

The OurEarth.org website began as a simple idea to make it easier for the public to find environmental information. The founders had realized that there were indeed outstanding programs, activities, initiatives, ideas, and grassroots efforts across the country but it was difficult to sort through all of the websites and information available. As a result, important natural resources, energy savings, and pollutant reductions were being lost each and every day, causing unnecessary damage to our planet.

As the organization grew, OurEarth.org expanded its goals to not only provide information but also provide the resources and tools to help create a new generation of environmental leaders. This five-year evolution has led the organization to where it is today.

The mission of OurEarth.org is to engage, empower, and nurture current and future environmental leaders by providing education and access to information. OurEarth.org combines a novel combination of grassroots activism, education, and internet technology to achieve its goals. At the heart of the organization is the OurEarth.org website which is a community-driven portal for environmental programs, activities, and resources. 

OurEarth.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental organization, is led by the original founding members in addition to a team of environmental experts and leaders from around the country. The organization also involves undergraduate and graduate students from dozens of U.S. college campuses.

 

  

The Coalition for Green Schools

An alliance of the nation's leading educational and environmental associations, including the American Architectural Foundation, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, National PTA, National School Boards Association and many others, the Coalition is in pursuit of a common mission: provide every child in America with a green school.

 

   Click here to learn more about resources from the EPA on protecting the enviroment at school.