Lindley Middle School in Mableton won second place in the ninth annual Earth Month Challenge sponsored by clothing recycler USagain.
Across Georgia, 14 schools participated in the challenge and together collected 3,113 pounds of textiles, which the company says helped prevent 46,695 pounds of carbon emissions.
Lindley Middle School’s effort beat the University of Georgia, which finished third. First-place winner was Clark Atlanta University.
The monthlong Earth Month Challenge competition encourages students to collect clothes and shoes for rewear, reuse, and recycling. Lindley Middle School collected 393 pounds. Lisa Moore Williams, principal, said, “Every student needs to be made aware of the impact that all of our trash and unwanted items has on our environment.
Programs like USAgain’s Textile Recycling fundraiser help us to deliver this message to not only our students, but to the people living in the community around our school.”