Can you be the next Big Shirt on Campus?

In April, college students across the United States will strive for a below average performance, and Planet Aid will be there to help. The average we are talking about is the 68 pounds of clothing that Americans throw in the trash on average every year.

During Earth Week 2013, April 15-20, we hope to get college students to lower the national average of textile waste, and are teaming up with SUSTAINU Clothing for the oneShirt Challenge to accomplish the goal.

Colleges and universities across the country will vie for the winning title of "Big Shirt on Campus,"  an honor bestowed on the institution that collects the most textiles (clothing and shoes) during the one-week challenge. Planet Aid is the official textile recycler for the oneShirt Challenge and will provide pick up bins and donate to a non-profit organization of the school's choice, based on how much is collected.

Last year, the oneShirt Challenge gathered more than 60,000 pounds of clothing. 

SUSTAINU is a clothing company focused on changing the way clothes are made to improve the environment, reinvigorate America's manufacturing sector, and educate the world about how clothing can positively impact people's lives. SUSTAINU produces high quality apparel using fabrics made from 100% recycled materials that are manufactured in the United States to provide extraordinary comfort and wear. By creating 100% recycled apparel that's made in the USA, SUSTAINU wants people to change the way they think about their clothing, and how they live their lives.

If you are a college or university interested in participating in the oneShirt Challenge, please contact Planet Aid's  Kelly Jamieson.

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