Sustainability at Goodwill

Sustainability at Goodwill2019-04-09T17:05:00-06:00
Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an organization based on the triple bottom line of people, profit with purpose and planet.

We are in the business of helping people through our mission services, while caring for our planet by reducing our environmental footprint, and generating revenue from our sustainable efforts that help support our mission.

Sustainability Vision

The Sustainability Vision for Goodwill’s Sustainability Action Plan will provide the foundation for all the future environmental and social initiatives and programs.
“Goodwill Industries of Alberta strives to be a model organization that integrates sustainability practices and a culture of shared responsibility into all areas of operations and services”

Did You Know?
1,133,980,925 Kilos of used clothing that end up in landfills each year.
Between 70,000,000 and 100,000,000: The number of trees cut down each year to make cellulose fabrics such as rayon and modal.
2,100,000 Tons of CO2 emissions produced by the apparel and textile industry each year (second only to the petroleum industry).
It takes about 2,700 liters of water to make just one t-shirt!
10 percent: The percentage of the world’s total carbon footprint that comes from the apparel industry. (To put it in perspective, the aviation industry accounts for 2 percent.)
On average, the production of one shoe produces 30 pounds of carbon dioxide.
It requires 5,678 liters of water to grow 1.5 pounds of cotton that is needed to produce a pair of jeans.
When you donate to Goodwill you are reducing your environmental footprint!!!

Find the nearest donation location to you here.