Goodwill is Green!
When you shop or donate items to Goodwill you are greeted by staff in shirts that say "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" that share our message of environmental sustainability. The idea of being green has always been an underlying philosophy of our business and extends throughout our entire organization.
Did you know that Goodwill is one of the greenest organizations on the planet? You may not realize it, but when you donate or shop at Goodwill, you set in motion a whole series of earth friendly activities. Every item you donate or purchase at a Goodwill store is one less item thrown away. It's instant recycling. The fact is, Goodwill was green before it became the trend that it is today, and we are proud of our commitment to preserving the environment.
Did you know that Goodwill collected over 3.5 billion pounds of donations in 2015?
Plus, all of your donated items have additional value to Goodwill because the proceeds are used to support our mission of putting disabled or disadvantaged people to work.
So why not help people in your community, as well as the environment and shop and donate at Goodwill!
Goodwill E-cycle is our electronics recycling and refurbishment operation, addressing the growing issue of electronic waste. As the pace of technology continues to increase, so does the volume of items like computers, tablets and phones that need to be recycled or refurbished.
Goodwill has been recycling and repurposing since our beginnings over 100 years ago. We were green long before it was popular, and sustainability is an important part of all Goodwill operations. Goodwill E-cycle aligns with our commitment to being green by keeping millions of pounds of electronic waste out of landfills. Bringing the electronics processing in-house is a natural fit for our organization and our mission of being socially and environmentally responsible.
Goodwill E-cycle - Mike's Revolution
Mike is an inspiration to all of us. After a fire in the family home and the passing of his mother, Mike's "Revolution" began. His inspiring story focuses on overcoming challenges, gaining employment, having new relationships, becoming successful and in Mike's words, "slaying dragons."