Sustainability is at the heart of what we do
Through shopping and donations, we extend the life of usable items, lessen the amount of materials sent to landfills and decrease reliance on the extraction and production of virgin materials. In fiscal year 2022, we diverted 43 million pounds of wasted from local landfills.
“Sustainable good” not only refers to environmental practices but it also pertains to people and sustaining the health of the community. We work to do this day in and out by furthering our mission, “To Put People To Work”. In the last fiscal year, we put over 16,000 North Georgians to work in fields such as technology, retail, logistics, transportation and healthcare.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Go Green, Buy Goodwill Jeans
Did you know it takes more than 1,800 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans. Go green and get your jeans at Goodwill. You’ll find a wide selection at affordable prices every day. Refresh your look, and help the planet.
Reduce e-waste, donate old electronics
Through our partnership with Dell Reconnect, we responsibly and safely recycle old technology, no matter the condition. We accept monitors, desktops, laptops, printers, and more. All you have to do is pack your items and drop them off at your nearest location.
Find affordable eco-friendly options
Everyday we sell affordable options that can help you create less waste. From reusable water bottles to glass food containers to fabric napkins. Incorporating these items into your everyday life can make a positive impact on your wallet and the environment.
Our local impact
Not only do we aim to extend the lifecycle of every donation that comes in the door, we make every effort to incorporate local sustainable practices across our organization including:
- Maintaining 4 LEED-certified store locations
- Adopting lighting retrofits to increase energy efficiency
- Utilizing high efficiency HVAC systems that run on less energy, produce better air quality and save costs
- Investing in electronic cars to help reduce gas and carbon emissions
- Establishing in-office sustainability practices such as recycling, LED lights, investing in water dispensers and more!