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Clothing swap held at NMU

Students browse through items at the clothing swap. To learn more, visit www.nmu.edu/sustainablenmu/ecoreps or email ecoreps@nmu.edu. (Journal photo by Cecilia Brown)
From left, Kyler Phillips, outreach co-chairman for Northern Michigan University’s EcoReps, and Heather Vivian, executive director for EcoReps’ cohort one, are shown at the clothing swap held by EcoReps at Jamrich Hall on Wednesday. Around 500 pieces of clothing were dropped off at the clothing swap. The event aimed to promote reuse and recycling of clothing, Vivian said. “Fashion and the fashion industry is actually the second largest polluter behind oil,” she said. “So it’s really important to promote sustainable fashion and that’s exactly what this event is doing — promoting people to bring their clothes in and take used clothes instead of always buying new clothes.” NMU EcoReps is a student sustainability peer-to-peer education program that aims to “give students the resources and knowledge to solve environmental, economic and social sustainability issues,” organizers said. (Journal photo by Cecilia Brown)