A request from your friends at the Sustainability Office: students, please, starting this week, please bring all of your unwanted, reusable items to the first floor lounge in the Green Move Out Area (in the case of Ames, the GMO area is in the basement).
The Sustainability Office and Green Move Out crew will be working hard to divert your items from the landfill, but we need your help! Bringing your items downstairs and washing your own dishes before leaving them behind helps us keep over 5,000 pounds of items out of the landfill each year. Feel free to take items you want out of the clearly designated GMO area in the first floor lounges. Don’t take anything that isn’t clearly in the GMO area, and don’t take any lounge furniture or other fixtures. Free shopping in Bogue Lounge will be available to GMC community members the week of May 9.
It’s essentially a roundup of all the free stuff on campus (free boxes, the free store) and the many things that get left behind in dorms. We divert this potential waste by offering all this free stuff (centralized in the lounges of all the residence halls) to anyone and everyone, as well as offering things like fridges and lamps to incoming students so that they don’t have to waste money and resources and expand their carbon footprint. Pretty sustainable, huh?
You’ll be working 9am–5:30pm with a one hour break most days from Monday, May 8 through Sunday, May 14. You’ll get to stay on campus for free and be here for senior week/GMC fest, graduation, and the beautiful summer-ization of Poultney. You’ll be consolidating and sorting all the free stuff left on campus.
You can email Yaz at yasmeen.najeebi[at]greenmtn.edu for an application.