Top eco-friendly picks for back-to-school gear

Head back to class with stuff that’s both green and stylish

Get there – the greener way

Getting to school doesn’t have to pack a carbon punch. Replace car trips when possible with walking, biking and skateboarding to reduce carbon emissions and congestion. Check Kijiji classifieds for used models or buy new, durable items like this youth Ghost Powerkid Bicycle ($350) or bamboo skate deck (US$35). For a splurge, consider a customized, Canadian handmade bamboo bike frame (price varies) or an Amego folding electric bike ($1,375). Bonus: turn your sweat into energy and charge electronics with the sleek Siva Cycle Atom (US$99).