Sustainable September

We’ve teamed up with local charities for Sustainable September - a campaign that aims to highlight the benefits of supporting charity shops, reducing waste by buying pre-loved items and de-cluttering your home.

  • Date:

    01 Sep 2023

  • Time:

    9:00am - 5:00pm (ALL MONTH)

  • Location:

    Your organisation's premises

  • Price:


Coinciding with World Clean-Up Day on 16 September, we are asking our members* to take a look at home and make a donation of items they no longer use or need and to buy second-hand items throughout September.

We believe in helping local communities and protecting our planet. Now in its second year, Sustainable September encourages us all to think smarter and more sustainably about the clothes we wear and the ‘stuff’ we have.

In Northern Ireland, we throw out 500 tonnes a week in textiles, equal to each person throwing out 3.6kg a week¹

There are four ways to get involved:

The benefits

  • Supporting charity shops helps to keep clothes out of landfill, and lets you refresh your wardrobe without costing the earth
  • Your donations can help charities raise much-needed funds
  • A tidier space can make for a more relaxed mind and there are mental health benefits to decluttering your home. Research has shown that it is an easy way to reduce stress, make you feel calmer, happier and more in control²

How it works

  • Register your interest
  • Our team will contact you to:
    • Share an Information Pack
    • Provide downloadable posters and social media assets
    • Connect you to the charity
    • Provide details for dropping off donations
    • Link you with volunteering opportunities in shops
    • Follow your journey through Sustainable September

Opportunities will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please email our team


Acheson Glover, Allstate, Baker McKenzie, Bassets, BBC, Breedon Group, Cavanagh Kelly, CCEA, CFR, CME Group, Compass People, Dowds Group, Felix O’Hare, George Best Belfast City Airport, GRAHAM, Henderson Group, Heron Bros, Hyster Yale Group, JP Corry, Mutual Energy, NI Assembly, Norbrook Laboratories, SSE, Translink, Tughans Solicitors, Utility Regulator, Visit Belfast

²No place like home: Home Tours Correlate with Daily Patterns of Mood and Cortisol