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Hello Saluki Green Action Team! Welcome back to the new semester and a new year. The holidays are wholesomely full of family, friends, food, warm feelings and...... PRESENTS! Trying to find space for your newly acquired stuff can be challenging and you might decide it is time to get rid of a few items. Keep textile waste out of our landfills by donating gently used clothing today! 

Did You Know:  The average person in the United States throws away 70 pounds of clothing and textiles every year, all of which ends up in our crowded landfills? Although post-consumer textile waste accounts for only 5% of total landfill space, the EPA estimates that the U.S. currently only recycles 15% of clothing. That means 85% of clothing that could be repurposed ends up in the landfillSource: Council for Textile Recycling 

Take Action Now: There are many places in Carbondale that accept clothing donations. Donate unwanted items today! Here are a few options to consider:

The Career Closet at the SIU Multicultural Resource Center   

The Thrift Shop   215 N. Illinois Ave, Carbondale 

The Women's Center    610 S. Thompson St. 

Goodwill    1145 E. Main St., Carbondale 

Join Heartland Community Swap here or other Facebook groups that enable you to see or giveaway things you no longer need. 

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Keep up the great work,
Saluki Green Action Team