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    This Earth Day, Learn How to Live a More Sustainable Life at Home

    By Lisa Davis

    A Goodwill truck parked in the IKEA parking lotWe all play a part in securing our future and putting sustainability first. To that end, we’re always looking for ways to help our customers live a more sustainable life at home, both through product and lifestyle choices. Our commitment to a sustainable life at home is not only good for business, but also for securing our planet’s future. IKEA has loads of money-saving products and solutions to help you save energy and water, reduce waste and promote healthy living. And, on Earth Day, we’re hosting the IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way event at most IKEA U.S. stores.

    As a part of our event, we’re partnering with Goodwill Industries International to host our first national furniture take-back activity. On Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Goodwill® trucks will be parked at participating IKEA locations so that customers can donate their used furniture and receive an IKEA coupon. This program provides IKEA customers with an environmentally responsible end-of-life solution for items that are traditionally challenging to donate.

    In addition to contributing to a more sustainable life at home, the event helps IKEA contribute to the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being a good neighbor and, through this partnership, IKEA is contributing to Goodwill’s mission to create job opportunities and provide job training for anyone facing challenges to finding employment – including veterans, military families, youth and seniors.

    As part of the Sustainable Living Your Way event, customers will enjoy workshops and games for the whole family, such as the following:People getting donations out of their car

    • Benefits of Biking Workshop
    • Sustainable Living Challenge (with prizes)
    • LED Lightbulb Digital Game (with prizes)
    • Småland Video and Coloring Sheets

    At IKEA, we want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. We hope you’ll do your part as well and join us this Saturday, April 22. Follow us @IKEAUSANews and use the hashtag #IKEAYourWay to join in on the conversation.

    Lisa Davis is the sustainability manager for IKEA U.S., supporting IKEA’s people and planet positive strategy. She has worked for IKEA U.S. for 25 years, most of that time in various sales management positions.  

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