Earth Day 2014

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As our community prepares to mark Earth Day once again this April 22, the environmental movement has become more and more difficult for everyday people to navigate: a maze of climate change, carbon offsets, emissions guidelines and more. While these big-picture issues can often seem far removed from everyday life, Marion Goodwill encourages consumers to remember the widespread impact from one simple act: donating goods. 

For over 35 years Marion Goodwill has been an environmental pioneer of the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice, diverting more than two billion pounds of clothing and household goods from landfills every year. In 2010, Marion Goodwill launched the Donate Movement, a public awareness platform that lets people calculate the social impact of their own clothing and household item donations. The Donate Movement website also offers consumers a step-by-step guide on how to organize a donation drive at a campus, school or other location, gives bloggers the opportunity to raise awareness by joining the Donate Movement Network, and provides resources on where to bring used goods for donation.  

On Earth Day this year, don’t forget that small actions can still have a big impact..

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