Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22nd) is one of our favorite days! Founded 44 years ago by Sen. Gaylord Nelson (WI) as an environmental “teach-in” for Americans of all ages, the first Earth Day provided the clever motto “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” to remind us of how easy it is to make a difference.
The first teach-in brought together homemakers, educators, church and religious organizations, professional groups and conservation groups across the U.S. Each lent their strength to the important work of cleaning up their communities. (Sounds very familiar…) Today, Earth Day is a worldwide movement in over 125 countries!
Here’s why the annual celebration is a favorite for the One Warm Coat team: Our friends can reduce material in landfills by donating their extra warm coats. We know that someone in need will gratefully reuse them! When each of us recycles our warmth in this way, we improve our environment in important ways all across the land. We invite you to access our Coat Drive Locator map or locate a One Warm Coat community service Agency and recycle your extra warm coat today!