5 Green Fundraising Ideas For Schools And Nonprofits

If you have kids in school, if you’re a kid in school yourself, or if you belong to a nonprofit of any kind, you’re probably familiar with fundraisers. From the classic bake sale to walk-a-thons and those catalogs full of items for purchase, fundraisers are key to helping your school or organization fulfill its mission. But while you’re at it, why not support other good causes yourself? Fundraising is a great opportunity to endorse sustainable and environmentally friendly products, businesses and practices, as well as educate others about how to make their world a little greener.

We’ve assembled here some green ideas for getting cash for your group, from selling eco-friendly, fair-trade items to partaking in recycling programs that won’t cost a penny. Plus, these are great ways to involve people in the sustainable businesses right in their own communities. Just click on an image below to learn more.

Laura Caseley is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and a resident of New York State’s Hudson Valley. She writes for several publications and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found painting in her makeshift studio or enjoying the scenery of her hometown.

    • Sathya Narayana

      using newspapers to make eco friendly bags can be a good alternative for plastic bags.