When Green Meets Thrift

When green intersects with thrift, it’s a happy day, both for people and for the planet. Yesterday in an online local community group I belong to, someone posted a flyer for a community school-uniform exchange. People are asked to donate their kids’ school uniforms that no longer fit, so that another child can use them. Uniforms are going to be collected all summer, and people with kids needing uniforms can register to get the sizes they need.

The uniform exchange was motivated by a wish to help people through hard times.

The fact that it also helps the environment (by cutting out the eco-footprint associated with manufacture, transport, retail of new uniforms) is just the icing on the cake.

I love when this happens! What examples have you noticed lately, of green intersecting with thrift?