Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Eco-tip of the day: Re-use clothing!

Buy used clothing at Goodwill or thrift shops. Trade and share outfits with your friends. Not only will you save money, you'll help the environment by cutting down on waste and the fuel it takes to transport new clothes to the stores. You'll even be putting a dent in the profits of overseas sweatshops.

Don't throw away clothes that are missing a button or a zipper if you can repair them. Be creative--can you cover a small stain with an applique? Cut up old t-shirts to use as dust cloths.

Don't forget--you can also donate your unwanted clothes and other items to charity. Goodwill is even making it easier for you next week. From Monday, April 26, through Friday, April 30, between 11 am and 7 pm, there will be donation bins on campus between East and West Apartments and Cobb Hall. Hey, the fewer things you need to pack and take home, the easier moving out of the dorms will be.

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