Shippensburg students are encouraged to donate their excess clothing in a drive that will be held Monday, Nov. 22, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The drop off for donations will be in the Ceddia Union Building across from Dunkin’ Donuts. SU professor Russell Hedberg’s environmental sustainability students will be at the table to accept donations and answer questions.
This will be an opportunity for the SU community to support an event that both sustains the environment and assists our fellow citizens just before students depart to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
Synthetic fibers such as polyester are produced from the extraction and refinement of crude oil which is a non-renewable fossil fuel. Cotton fibers are produced from a plant that requires large amounts of water, fertilizer and pesticides.
Recycling clothes protects the fragile environment from further damage. During this season of caring and sharing, students can look for opportunities to assist others. Recycling and donating clothing is an affordable and easy way to be charitable and environmentally conscious.
Look out for the clothing drive bins in residence halls to donate clothing before the drive in the CUB. Bins will be picked up from halls on Nov. 19. Be sure to donate to the clothing drive in the CUB on Nov. 22.