I've just discovered the Mother Lode of earth friendly school supplies. Green Apple School Supplies, an offshoot of Red Apple School Supplies located in Utah, is a simple right-to-your door method of greening your child's pens, pencils, notebooks--you name it. Their philosophy is one-stop eco shopping. There's no reason not to buy green, they make it so easy. Good for you, good for the earth, my favorite combination.
These recycled cedar wood pencils are non toxic and because they are ergonomically triangular, feel great in your hand. They are much easier for my four year old to write with and they look so cool with that modern green apple graphic logo. This is my new pencil of choice. You can go to their website and stock up on a variety of options.