2017 Results

During Earth Week 2017 (April 24 – 28), 90 secondary schools across Ontario showed they Give A Sh!rt™ for the planet by organizing an in-school clothing collection drive to extend the useful life of clothes and keep them from disposal. Thank you to all schools that participated! 

WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 #IGiveAShirt Challenge! 

Community Engagement

Collège catholique Samuel-Genest repurposes old textiles into new items.

 

The Environmental Action Club at Lincoln M Alexander Secondary School discuss issues surrounding textiles waste and what we can do to help.

 

Bayridge Secondary School tells the story of how they came together and collected more than 1,000 items for reuse and recycling! 

 

Students at École secondaire catholique Le Relais upcycled old textiles into stylish new handbags.

 

Richard Pfaff Alternate School created new styles from clothing that students collected for reuse and rewear.

  

Materials collected for reuse and rewear pile up at Mayfield Secondary school! 

 

Osgoode Township High School hosted a school community-wide clothing swap that raised awareness and educated students, parents, and teachers on the issues of textiles waste. 

  

 

North Middlesex District H.S. upcycled old school sportswear and made a quilt and made a Snapchat geofilter to help promote the #IGiveAShirt Challenge.

  

 

In the media

On Earth Day students from TL Kennedy Secondary School in Mississauga were live on CP24 spreading awareness on textiles waste and the #IGiveAShirt Challenge. 

 

Watch the CP24 video (3:06)

 

Mayfield Secondary School was featured in the CBC News article: Reduce, Reuse, Rewear: School project teaches benefits of recycling clothing

 

#IGiveAShirt force was strong in York Region: York Region schools get cash for clothes with #IGiveAShirt campaign