Today’s guest author, Brittany Smith, tells you how you can do a little good by doing a little spring cleaning.
It’s that time of year again. Time to de-clutter the lingering remnants of winter and let fresh air back into your home with some spring cleaning. But where do you put everything you remove from your home? In the trash? What you do with all these unwanted items is just as important as removing them from your home, and this spring you can donate them to a good cause.
We here at Live Green have teamed up with Repax for Fwd: Your Fashion, DC’s largest clothing drive. Our goal is to collect a record breaking amount of clothes to benefit Goodwill and help fund over 400 hours of their employment programs for the DC community, while diverting several thousand pounds of waste from landfills.
Live Green is a social enterprise dedicated to growing the green economy and making green living easy, fun, and accessible for all. To us, this means everything from helping businesses chose sustainable sourcing for their menu, to helping consumers make smart and eco-friendly choices in their everyday lives.
By participating in Fwd: Your Fashion, not only are you removing clutter from your life, but you are giving your clothes a second life, which is one of the greenest things you can do.
How can you help?
First, go through all your clothes and start a pile of unworn and unwanted garments. This includes that expensive shirt you never wear.
Next, donate your clothes at the closest Fwd: Your Fashion drop-off location.
Finally, celebrate with us as we tally the total amount of clothes before we kick-off Green Rush, our city-wide scavenger hunt on April 21st.
Ready. Set. De-clutter.
About The Author
Brittany is the Operations Manager for Live Green. As a vegetarian, she enjoys getting the inside scoop on the best eco-friendly restaurants around DC. She loves soy chai lattes, experimenting with vegan baking, reading, and watching entire TV series all at once.