Cara Gieringer

Cara Gieringer

Writer, designer & media enthusiast

Because of my adaptability and creative problem-solving skills, I can design content that appeals to multiple perspectives. I am passionate about nature, music, story-telling, technology, and art.

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Donation vs. Dumpster: How Your Unwanted Items Can Save the World

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Solid Waste, Americans generate 5-7 pounds of waste per day and throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year. The EPA estimates 2-5 percent of what we toss is reusable, though much of it still ends up in the landfill.
Fortunately, large nonprofits like Goodwill Industries and Habitat for Humanity have made big business out of accepting hand-me-downs in an effort to help those less fortunate—Mother Nature included. While sustainability might not be the founding mission of these organizations, their services have a big impact on the planet.