September has begun, and the students in Metro Detroit are heading back to school. This means parents are already purchasing back-to-school supplies and planning lunches for their kids, and the city of Ferndale has proven to know the importance of being green while doing so.
The Ferndale Sustainability Commission’s next Green Tuesday seminar, which will focus on green back-to-school ideas, will take place September 14, 2010, at the Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Local teacher and Metro Detroit Smart Eaters founder James Stange will be speaking on the topic “How to Go Back to School Green.” He will be sharing the following and much more:
- Which school supplies are safe for students
- How to select healthy meals and snacks for students
- Information on unsafe chemicals that could be hiding in lunchboxes, backpacks and binders
Ferndale Green Tuesdays are held on the second Tuesday of each month. The goal of the seminars is to provide the community with the information it needs to become even better stewards of the environment.
Author: Jennifer Griffin