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  • Memorial Day: Add Some Green to Your Red, White & Blue Celebration

    Families in all our neighborhoods across the nation will be raising their flags this weekend to remember those who have served our country and celebrate our freedoms. But did you know these get-togethers can be incredibly wasteful without conscious, eco-friendly habits? Keep the environment in mind during your long weekend festivities. Try these 5 simple tips to greening your Memorial Day celebration: 1. Got Stains? Recycle, Don’t Throw Away! Barbecue is a staple at ...

    Posted at May 23, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 1 Comment
  • Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando: New Name, Improved Mission

    Just in time for National Be Kind To Animals Week, our nonprofit partner in Central Florida unveiled its new name, brand and mission last week. The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando - formerly the SPCA of Central Florida - hopes that this makeover will better help them gain community support in saving animals’ lives, and ATRS is proud to still have the opportunity to provide assistance!

    Posted at May 16, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Welcomes Our First-Ever Eco Army: Marketing Interns of Summer 2014

    The first-ever ATRS Marketing Internship kicks off after Memorial Weekend. What does it take to be part of this elite Eco Army? Which lucky cities will be infiltrated by these marketing gurus? We've got the scoop on how these young students will be making a difference in their communities in just ten weeks! Here's a short profile of each Eco Army candidate, including a bit about their college history and their ...

    Posted at May 9, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Team | 9 Comments
  • Top 3 Tips For A Sustainable College Move Out Month

    Hey college students, we have a shout-out for you. May is College Move Out month. The stats show you're recycling your dorm room paper, plastic, bottles and cans. But what about your bedding, clothing and shoes? Students nationwide throw away hundreds of pounds of textiles each spring, either to clear out their closets for “real-world” business attire or simply because they ...

    Posted at May 2, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 2 Comments
  • Guest Post: StyleCaster Helps Clean Out Your Closet

    Have you vowed to clean out your closet all spring, but still haven't found a way to finish? If our Earth Day segment on Great Day Houston got you inspired, here are a few more tips to help you complete the job. StyleCaster has you covered with a 10-step guide to clean out your closet. Be sure to recycle all unwanted ...

    Posted at April 24, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • Earth Day Spotlight: ATRS Michigan Teaches Sustainability to Students

    This month, ATRS is participating in Earth Day events across the nation. These opportunities make a huge impact in helping us divert over 21 billion pounds of textiles from landfill every year. Our team members and volunteers do an amazing job spreading the word about how Clothing & Shoe Recycling impacts the environment. Here's how our team in Michigan is spreading the word amongst students and inspiring the next generation of environmental ...

    Posted at April 18, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events,Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Something Borrowed, Something… Green? Five Sustainable Tips for Tying the Knot

    While planning a wedding it’s easy for things to get lost in the shuffle. One of the most underutilized concepts is sustainability. There are multitudes of environmentally-friendly options that are easy on both the planet and your pocketbook. So we’re here to tell you that the rumors aren’t true: you can have your cake and eat it, too! Check out our five sustainable tips for summer eco weddings:

    Posted at April 11, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Nonprofit Partner Spotlight: The Story Behind the CMN Balloons

    Whether you are a parent or not, chances are you’re familiar with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This nationwide organization, widely recognized by its signature red, white and yellow hot air balloon supports research, equipment and - most importantly - patient care funding for a total of 170 children’s hospitals in several cities. ATRS is a proud partner and preferred supplier of Children's ...

    Posted at April 4, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon: We Rocked, Ran, & Recycled in Dallas!

    ATRS participated in our second annual Dallas Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon last weekend and it was another huge success! Collections totalled a whopping 2,300 pounds of discarded warm-up gear, clothing and shoes that otherwise would have been sent to area landfills. Our volunteer teams had a blast both on and off the 13.1 mile course.   Rocking at the Expo ATRS teams from both ...

    Posted at March 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 1 Comment
  • You’re Invited to Celebrate Earth Month With ATRS!

    The 44th anniversary of Earth Month is right around the corner. How will you be celebrating? ATRS is supporting eco-friendly events across the nation. Find one near you from the list below and please join us! Earth Day is officially April 22, but there are so many ways to go green all month long. Most community events are free and and fun for the entire family, with activities ranging from balloon animal contests to ...

    Posted at March 21, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Events | 1 Comment
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