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Donating your family’s used goods can help the environment

Environmental educator Julie Noble of the Forsyth Environmental Education Center in Kingston suggests that children exchange toys with friends, rather than buy new ones. “This helps to reduce the usage of raw materials,” says Noble. 

Those clothes your child has grown out of can also be a way for them to help the environment. Donate gently used clothing to the Salvation Army or your local fire department. If clothes are too worn, use them as rags for cleaning or cut them into pieces for a quilt. Pass along used books to your local library.