These videos from SMART (Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles) and Goodwill Industries International explain how donating and recycling clothing is good for the environment and help build healthy communities.
SMART: The Fiber Side of Textile Recycling
See how textiles are recycled into new material. Textiles in any condition can be recycled. Donate, Recycle, Don’t Throw Away. (4 minutes)
Goodwill Industries: Building Job Opportunities, Stronger Families and Vibrant Communities
Learn about how your donations help people in your community, people like Wendy Wallo, Anthony Cornell and Christie Jarrell. (6 minutes)
Goodwill Industries: How Goodwill® turns donations into vibrant communities
A simple guide to how Goodwill® uses donations — in this case a pair of jeans — to fund job training, career placement and other programs to build strong families and vibrant communities while keeping material out of landfills. (1 minute)
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
Using the template provided, students will design a Mountainview T-shirt that shows Bobcat pride for Earth Day and recycling! Teachers and SustainU will vote and award prizes for the best design.
Students can bring in old clothing during the week of April 23-27 to celebrate Earth Week. Clothing and shoes in any condition will be donated to our local Goodwill to help support their job training programs and to keep textiles out of our landfills.