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Posted on Jun 02, 2015

The Great Uniform Sale: Help Our Planet and Our School GO GREEN!

The Great Uniform Sale: Help Our Planet and Our School GO GREEN!

Growing kids means uniforms are often outgrown before they’ve barely been worn – so let’s put them to good use! Donations of freshly laundered, in-good-condition uniforms can be brought to the lobby the last week of School, June 1-4. On June 24 and 25, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., we will host our first Great Uniform Sale. Please stop by to stock up! Beside a great savings on uniform purchases, this is a fantastic way to show our Geckos how to go green.

Did you know:

The average person throws away 82 of pounds clothing per year.

It creates 3.8 billion pounds of unnecessary landfill waste per year.

Only 15% of clothing waste gets donated or recycled.

Production of ONE T-shirt consumes 1/3 pound of pesticide & 700 gallons of water (1800 gallons for one pair of pants!).

If each Gillispie student reuses one t-shirt, it would save enough water to shower daily for 20 years!

Every pound of clothes contribute three to four pounds of CO2 & other greenhouse gasses. For our Geckos, green is the new black. Save those uniforms now and get ready to go the next size up the eco-friendly way! A big thanks to the Lane family and the Community Relations Committee for spearheading this effort.

Jill McIntyre Kelly Director of Development and Community Relations
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