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Date:9/17/2009

es made specifically for young eyes. Now manufactured using 100 percent recycled water and packaged in 100 percent recyclable cardboard, the lenses are greener than ever before. Plus, for every five pairs of Essilor Junior lenses sold, one pair is donated to the Essilor Vision Foundation for its work to improve the lives of children across the country through better vision.
  • Swap-Out For Greener Staples: Try to buy local, fair trade and organic foods when you can, since most food has to travel more than 1,200 miles to land on your grocery store shelf. Look for plant-based household products to cut back on chemicals in your home. And, in general, buy from companies that use environmentally aware practices.
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Kids learn this mantra from the first day of school. Cutting down on waste can save 1,600 pounds of garbage a year. Clean out the clutter by recycling old school papers and giving away outgrown clothes. Before going shopping for new school supplies, take inventory and identify what can be reused so you only replace what you really need.
  • Lighter. Safer. Greener Contest Helps Families See a Greener World

    Aldrich and Airwear invite other environmentally-conscious consumers to share their visions of a greener world by entering the "Lighter.Safer.Greener." contest, which launches October 1. Families can submit creative ideas for how they are making the world a greener, more sustainable place for a chance to win Airwear eyewear for their entire family. Enter the contest at www.LighterSaferGreener.com where you can learn more about Airwear's new eco-friendly practices, and view more of Aldrich's tips to live healthy, well and wise this school year.

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