I like saving trees by using my own napkin

I like saving trees by using my own napkin

A grouping of tree savers personalizing their own cloth napkins

Thank you to the Coonan family for sharing this story.

When all the calculations are tallied some adults believe it’s more environmentally friendly to use napkins made of paper, others think linen and still others believe organic cotton. But the fact still remains, that little Miss Coonan is right, she is saving trees by using a reusable napkin at home, at camp, in her school lunch, on a picnic, etc. instead of paper napkins.

According to the NRDC if every household in the United States replaced just one package of virgin fiber napkins (250 count) with 100% recycled ones, we could save 1 million trees and if we replaced the recycled ones with cloth, look how many more trees we could save.

My favorite craft activity with kids is personalizing cloth napkins. They have a wonderful time drawing scenes and characters, they remember to bring their napkins and they learn and feel great about saving a tree and helping the environment.

What are some of your favorite eco crafts with kids?

Published on: August 07, 2009
About the Author
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Think Green! is Jeanine’s first published book, it has received several awards, fantastic reviews, has appeared on Channel 12 News. Jeanine travels across the country sharing the gift of reading and the message of Think Green!

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