The snow is starting to melt and winter is almost over, at least I think so… This means that it is that time again where I put on everything I own and decide if I would wear it, if it is too small and what I need for the next season. Finally after it’s all bagged up, and ready to go, I get another bag full of someone else’s giveaways and I have to go through them too.
My family and I have a number of different places we give our castaways to. Freecycle, which I’ve mentioned before, is an option. Sometimes we bring them to the Salvation Army who sells them in their store. Other times we give them to the church to give away to families that need them. But most often we give our old clothes away to family and friends who have younger kids that the clothes would work for.
This year I was thinking about doing something a little different. I’m thinking of having a party and asking everyone to bring clothes they’ve outgrown or no longer like. We’ll put everything on tables and people can chose which ones they want. I figure we’ll get it all done in an afternoon, with only one trip to the Salvation Army afterwards.
What I still need after I go through those clothes I will try to find in a store that carries locally made products.
If you know of a local clothing store that carries items made here in the capital district or have a green idea of your own you’d like to share, e-mail me! I would love to hear from you.
About the Author: Vanessa Baird is a local teen living green. She thinks that’s just great as long as having a green life doesn’t mean giving up ‘having a life.’ She’d love to hear what other teens are doing to be green. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.