Sunrise Elementary School in Kent, WA, won second place in USAgain’s nationwide Earth Month Contest for the “most pounds collected overall” category. Competing against over 500 other schools across the country collecting textiles in an effort to reduce landfill waste, Sunrise Elementary collected over 2,000 pounds of clothing, shoes and other textiles during the month of April 2012!
“Our partnership with USAgain is a huge help to our community so that they don’t have to travel far to recycle,” said Karen Rutledge, Office Manager at Sunrise Elementary. “Our school uses the funds we raise to go on fun field trips.”
Since partnering with USAgain, Sunrise Elementary has collected 70,948 pounds of textiles, saving 99,327,200 gallons of water, preventing the emission of 496,636 pounds of CO2, and freeing 403 cubic yards of landfill space.