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Recycling Council of Ontario and Value Village® have partnered to bring high school students in Ontario and British Columbia an exciting opportunity to organize a clothing collection drive for used clothes for reuse and rewear during Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2018 (October 15 -19). The challenge provides a hands-on, educational opportunity for students to learn about the environmental impacts of clothing consumption, fast fashion, and textile waste. Learn more.

Participating schools are eligible to win prizes of up to $2,500 based on their collection, community engagement, and social media efforts in the 2018 #IGiveAShirt Challenge. 


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2018 Prizes!

Win up to $2,500 for your schools' environmental initiatives! Prizes are available for: collection, social media, community engagement, eco fashion, and innovation. Learn more about each prize category here

Collection Prizes

2018 Prizes

Community Engagement & Social Media Prizes

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Why Give A Sh!rt for planet earth?

This Waste Reduction Week in Canada (October 15-19) be a part of the #IGiveAShirt™ Challenge and help us keep millions of reusable items out of landfills. 

North americans send 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills every year.
The oil industry is the world's biggest polluter.


Eco Art Installation

These videos will inspire you to think twice about the environmental impact of what you wear.

Rethink Reuse™ Clothing Spill Installation


 Give a sh!rt about your clothing footprint!