GREEN UP With Goodwill this Earth Day!
Every day is Earth Day at Goodwill Central Texas! Just as we value your life-changing donations, we’re just as dedicated to being good stewards of the Earth. So, that’s why we’re calling on you to GREEN UP with Goodwill! (More on that, and other Earth Week activities, later!)
When donations are not purchased from our stores, we “up-cycle” them at our Goodwill Resource Center. In fact, we’re one of the largest recyclers in Central Texas, with the goal of becoming a Zero Waste organization! In 2016, Goodwill diverted 80 million pounds of items from our landfills. Part of that total, is 2,144 tons of books and paper. That’s the equivalent of saving:
- 36,452 trees
- 814,815 gallons of oil
- 6,432.75 cubic yards of landfill space
- 8,577,000 kilowatts of energy
- 15,009,750 gallons of water
Not only does this make good environmental sense, it makes good business sense too! The revenue generated and saved through our recycling and up-cycling efforts support our vision of empowering 100,000 Central Texans to transform their lives through work.
We have THREE exciting ways for you to celebrate Earth Day with Goodwill Central Texas!
GREEN UP with Goodwill and WIN!
Celebrate Earth Day weekend with Goodwill Central Texas and donate your gently-used items for a chance to win a $1,000 Goodwill Central Texas gift card.* It’s easy to be green and win big!
On Earth Day Weekend - Saturday and Sunday, April 22 – 23
We want you to:
- Gather your gently-used donations (household items, clothing, & electronics).
- Drop them off at the nearest Goodwill Central Texas participating location**
- Receive an entry card from the Donation Door Attendant.
- Visit the special website listed on the card for a chance to win a $1,000 Goodwill Gift Card!*
Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. *Exclusions apply; see back of gift card for details **Not valid at Goodwill Donation Bins, Goodwill Outlets or co-located program services locations. See Official Rules for details. ** [Official Rules Link] *****
Goodwill & IKEA are Teaming up for Earth Day!
Photo Credit: Austin American Statesman
Goodwill Central Texas is partnering with IKEA Round Rock to keep your donations out of the landfill on Earth Day! Join us for the Sustainable Living, Your Way event on Saturday, April 22 and do your part to protect the Earth and empower Central Texans to transform their lives through work!
Put your unwanted furniture to good use! Bring your donations to Round Rock IKEA store on April 22nd and receive a $20 coupon towards a purchase of $150 or more! *Exclusions Apply
See Us at #EarthDayATX – Bring Your Donations!
Image courtesy of: Earth Day Austin
Come be a part of the largest sustainability event in Central Texas – Earth Day ATX 2017! On April 22nd, you can also bring your Goodwill donations to any one of the three entrances and we’ll free up your hands to interact with installations and eco-activities, attend workshops, watch documentaries, and enjoy live music and repurposed art! Be there, be green!