It goes without saying that we each get at least one article of clothing each holiday season that we could really do without. (How many scarves does one person really need?) Instead of tossing your unloved, unwanted duds in the garbage, try donating them to your local consignment store. This helps to reduce the carbon emissions that are associated with incinerating them or sending them to a landfill. And while you are out shopping for gifts, try buying vintage clothing or garments made out of hemp or bamboo. Not only will you give a thoughtful gift that helps to reduce your impact on the Earth, but also it will help you look fashionable and eco-chic with all your loved ones.
Want more simple ways in which to reduce your carbon emissions? Join The Slate Green Challenge with Treehugger. Almost 27,000 people have joined the pledge to reduce our collective emissions by 20%, so why haven’t you? It all starts with a simple carbon footprint analysis quiz and follows with ways to reduce your impact. And while we are on the topic of low-impact clothing, we should also mention that you will have a chance to win a new organic cotton shirt from our sponsors at I’m Organic if you are one of the first 500 to complete the challenge. Good luck! ::Slate Green Challenge Welcome ::Slate Green Challenge Week 4: Wardrobe