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Swap out clothes and revamp your closet sustainably

EcoReps hosts its fall semester clothing swap.
SWAP AND RECYCLE — EcoReps is hosting a campus-wide clothing swap where students can take what they need or want for free. (Photo courtesy of Cece Hogan)

On Friday, Oct. 13, Northern Michigan University EcoReps is holding a clothing swap. The event will take place in the atrium of Jamrich from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This swap is the perfect time to get rid of clothes that you do not wear anymore or have grown out of, or if you are looking for a hidden treasure to add to your closet. 

EcoReps is a peer-to-peer sustainability education program designed to give students resources and knowledge needed to be successful in their school environment. On their page, EcoReps’ goal is to support all facets of sustainability. Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Principles are among the organization’s core values. 

Grace Listopad is a second-year student at NMU and co-director of EcoReps. She said she is looking forward to this semester’s clothing swap. 

“I am looking forward to getting people involved and seeing how much we impact people because when you find a gem when thrifting, you get excited, and it’s really great to see that one person’s face,” Listopad said. 

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This clothing swap is open to anyone, even if you are not looking to swap. Everyone is welcome to come pick out something they like, even if they have nothing to donate. 

For those worried about there being extra clothing leftover after the swap is done, there is no need. Winter items are donated to the Department of Biology in Weston Hall for their donation system for people that need winter clothing. All other clothing is held onto for the winter semester clothing swap and after that, leftovers are donated to Goodwill, The Salvation Army and Pack Ratz.

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Abigail Faix
Abigail Faix, Features Editor
My name is Abby, I am a fourth-year student at Northern. I am studying Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Political Science. I've always been passionate about journalism since I was in high school. I was offered this position as a Journalism Practicum student and am now so thankful to have the opportunity to write for The Northwind as the new Features Editor. I've found that The Northwind has led me to more connections throughout the university and community than I would find on my own. I'm always interested in getting to know new people and what's happening around Marquette.