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Students Target Toxic School Supplies
Date:6/2/2010

As part of a national movement of teens, students in the Teens Turning Green chapter at San Rafael High School in Marin County, California are taking action against toxicity in their school and making a big difference in their local community. This includes raising funds to replace unsustainable school products with non-toxic school supplies, such as AusPen eco-friendly markers.

(PRWEB) June 3, 2010 -- How does a group of highly-motivated teens make a huge difference in their school and community? Take a look at the Teens Turning Green chapter at San Rafael High School in Marin County, California for the plan.

This impressive group of students have taken matters of sustainability and health into their own hands. These thoughtful and informed individuals are targeting toxic exposures in their school, and they are demonstrating their youthful power to enact positive change.

Schools Going Green: Following an initial assessment of their school’s needs, the teens decided to focus on replacing unsustainable, toxic school supplies. “We chose simple changes that wouldn’t break the bank,” explains Emily Packer, the co-president of the National Teens Turning Green, and member of the San Rafael High School chapter, “but would have a big impact.”

The first toxic product on the club’s chopping block is disposable, toxic, dry-erase markers used on the school’s whiteboards. “They are in every class, in every building”, explained Packer, who herself began experiencing headaches in her classes. “Now I know there are neurotoxins in regular markers. There’s something wrong
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