Saving the Earth, One Thrifted Outfit at a Time: Challenge Mountain Resale Store Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

Saving the Earth, One Thrifted Outfit at a Time:
Challenge Mountain Resale Store Celebrates EARTH DAY Every Day

Boyne City, MI | April 2023 — According to, “Of the 100 billion garments produced each year, 92 million tonnes (metric tons) end up in landfills…this means that the equivalent of a rubbish truck full of clothes ends up on landfill sites every second.”

So when you’re wondering if buying second-hand, gently used clothing from Challenge Mountain Resale Store is sustainable, be assured that you are definitely reducing your carbon footprint. In fact, another online resource explains that buying items second-hand reduces the carbon footprint by 82%.

More than just apparel, shopping and donating to the Challenge Mountain Resale Store keeps household goods, furniture, sporting equipment, tools and more from the landfills…further decreasing our everyday environmental impact.

“As we celebrate EARTH DAY 2023, pat yourself on the back, because your support of Challenge Mountain Resale Store is one of the easiest ways to make a difference together,” shares Executive Director Elizabeth Looze.

The Resale Store is much more than just another thrift store option. It is a major funding source for Challenge Mountain programs and an even greater community resource. Every purchase and donation helps Challenge Mountain enhance the lives of an increasing number of children, youth and adults living with physical and cognitive disabilities through adaptive recreation. From adaptive skiing and biking, to nature events and arts programs, participants benefit from these life-enriching activities,” Looze adds.

Learn more about Challenge Mountain online at or call 231.582.6966 to reach the Resale Store. Donations of gently used items are accepted beginning at 9:30am on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Resale Store is located at 1100 Boyne Avenue, Boyne City, MI 49712.


Challenge Mountain is a non-profit 501c3 organization.