Thunder is pleased to work with UBC Textile Recycling Program -founded by former Thunder alumnae and current UBC Women’s Volleyball teammates Siobhan Finan and Laura Worsley – to address the issue of textile waste in UBC Athletics and other sports organizations.
All athletes attending Thunder tryouts are encouraged to bring items from the list below to support this recycling initiative, including:
- Any textiles (old jerseys, sweaters, sweatshirts and sweatpants, shirts, shorts, pants, towels, linens, etc.)
- Paired shoes and socks
UBC Textile Recycling Program has partnered with Transcontinental Textiles Ltd. to keep these unwanted textiles out of landfill by being resold, recycled into oil rags and insulation or broken down to threads. All profits from the program go back to fund additional future sustainability initiatives at UBC Athletics.