Going Green for Prom …Why Not?!

Heyy Guys!! Did you know that you can go Green for Prom this year? Whether it’s donating an old dress that’s still in good condition or carpooling with friends, there are lots of ways to do it.

The typical American discards about 68 pounds of used clothing a year. This adds up to two quadrillion pounds of clothing being tossed into landfills by Americans every year. Donating your used clothing helps the environment by keeping stuff out of the landfills.


1)By visiting donatemydress.org, you can help other girls who are in desperate need for a dress. Or if you are in need of a dress before that BIG Day, visiting your local Thrift Store can always help.

2) Carpooling can be a major help too. When you carpool, an average car with a driver and two passengers naturally decreases that number by two-thirds to only 0.37 lbs. of carbon dioxide per person-mile. Taking your car off the road just a day a week will help keep the air clean and helps remove congestion from our roads. I love Carpooling with my girls–it’s SO MUCH FUN!!!! and we save gas.

3) Mining is destructive to the natural environment around mines, creates waste rock disposal problems, and uses harsh chemicals which can be significant sources of waste and harm to workers and nature. If you’re a jewelry lover, here are some other options you can try out. Especially if you’re not a glittery type sparkle person, you’ll probably enjoy some of these eco-prom ideas.

Here are some pics of cute jewelry from these websites: http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/ecoprom-ideas#21






OnAIr says:  What do you think of Sherease’s ideas? How else could you green-up the prom this year?  Tell us your ideas in the comments!


One thought on “Going Green for Prom …Why Not?!

  1. Great work Sherease! I enjoyed reading your article and I plan to share these Green Prom tips with my students. I especially liked the tip on making your own prom jewelry. #trendy

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