Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
Tier2-5: Move-In Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Amber Garrard
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-in waste?:

A brief description of the program:

At the end of each spring semester, Green Move-Out is sponsored by the Sustainability Office. This program allows students to compile non-trash items in each building's lounge. These items are then sorted to be donated to thrift stores or stored to give to incoming students in the fall. Green Move In, run by the Eco-Reps, takes place during Orientation Weekend. Items that were stored over the summer are displayed with signage in front of the Student Center and new and returning students are encouraged to come and take/buy what they need. This effort has minimized the purchase of new items like furniture, mini-fridges, televisions, kitchen and school supplies, and storage units that are purchased new to bring to school. This also provides Orientation Leaders and Eco Reps with an opportunity to inform new students about the Free Store located on campus and other waste reduction efforts.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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