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One Shirt National Collegiate Clothing Drive

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Volunteer with the SustainU oneSHIRT National Collegiate Clothing Drive at University of Illinois Springfield February 21 and 23, 2011.

 This spring, hundreds of universities and colleges will mobilize thousands of student volunteers to make a difference through the oneSHIRT National Collegiate Clothing Drive to be held on February 21-23, 2011. Student volunteers from University of Illinois Springfield, will collect bags of clothing from residents and students throughout the community and campus to be donated to Goodwill Industries to benefit their back-to-work programs. Any clothing that cannot be resold will be recycled by GoodWill.

On average, Americans dispose of 68 pounds of clothing per person every year, which represents 4% of the solid waste stream in the U.S.  In addition, clothing occupies about 5% of all landfill space. By donating unwanted clothing to be re-distributed or recycled can make a significant difference in our world.

In addition to the partnership with Goodwill Industries, the oneSHIRT campaign is also working with Nuru International, an organization that works to end poverty throughout the world. Purchase an official oneSHIRT campaign tee online at sustainUclothing.com/one-shirt and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Nuru International.

If you would like to get involved at UIS either by donating clothing or helping to collect clothing, please contact Tarah Sipes at tsipe2@uis.edu.

For more information about SustainU and the oneSHIRT National Collegiate Clothing Drive, visit http://www.sustainuclothing.com/one-shirt/