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The Environmental Impact of Clothes

Here is something you can feel good about:

Every pound of clothes donated saves 8.8 lbs of CO2!

Help save the Environment

By donating gently used (or even new) clothes you contribute to the good health of our planet. Production of new cotton as well as other textile fibers puts a strain on the environment: To produce 1 lb. of clothes -that is 1 pair of trousers - requires on average:

 10,000 lb. of water
 0.5 lb. of fertilizers
 0.4 oz. of pesticides

and results in emissions of:
 6 lb. of greenhouse gases

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Carbon Footprint

The Gaia Movement USA encourages all people to understand their impact on the environment. Whether you realize it or not, your purchases, bathing habits, food choices, and other decisions all have an effect on the planet. Because of this, Gaia advises citizens to read up on how to reduce their carbon footprint and therefore help to preserve the long-term stability of the environment.

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Green by Gardening

When it comes to helping the earth, many people feel they are powerless to affect the major factors responsible for environmental degradation. To some degree, this is true, but that does not discount the value in trying to introduce more sustainable practices in one’s life.

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Comprehensive Recycling

In order to make recycling as successful as possible, you need to take the time to sort recyclables into separate containers. Here’s why. Each type of recyclable material must undergo a different process to prepare it to be used again, so items will need to be sorted at some point. If your recyclables are all mixed up with the garbage, it makes it more difficult for trash companies to sort and it’s likely that many recyclable items will get lost amidst the waste, ending up in the landfill.

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General Information

 The Gaia Movement USA, is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We started in 1999 in Illinois and we are currently also active in Indiana, Kentucky, and Oregon.
Our mission is to create awareness about the plight of the environment, to educate the public about caring for our planet, humanity and the environment, to run recycling operations and to support environmental projects and programs locally and globally.