How To Be A More Sustainable Consumer, Tips and Tricks From A Goodwill Shopaholic

By Felicia Czochanski

Photo: @goodwillknoxville

Did you know that making more sustainable and environmentally friendly choices can improve the health of the planet and those who live on it, while also helping you save money? According to a survey of over 1,000 consumers in the US and UK, 96% of people feel their own actions such as donating, recycling or buying second-hand can make a difference. And over half of people surveyed believed that they personally, could make a big difference.

If you’re someone who likes to shop – or maybe a self-declared recovering shopaholic like me – thrift shopping is an easy way to help you do your part in making more sustainable choices. It’s also more affordable, as you’re able to find some pretty incredible items in great condition at Goodwill for just a small fraction of retail price. Just take a look at some of my best Goodwill finds and favorite “Goodwill moments,” here. I love shopping at Goodwill and don’t feel guilty when I do so, because Goodwill’s network of organizations provides services to millions of people annually, and delivers positive social and environmental outcomes for the global community by diverting waste from landfills and making a sustainable change in people’s lives.

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