Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.16
Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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Purdue University
OP-T2-43: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michael Gulich
Director of University Sustainability
University Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:

A brief description of the program:

For twelve years the Boiler Volunteer Network and the New Chauncey Neighborhood Association have sponsored Project Move-Out. Project Move-Out is a program that encourages residence hall students and students living in nearby apartments to donate items they would normally throw out when moving out for the summer. Furniture, clothes, food, cleaning supplies, personal care supplies, home décor, and electronics are some of the many donations accepted. For fiscal year 2011-12 over 70 tons of items were donated. Donated items are organized at the Purdue Armory and sent to local service and assistance organizations including:

 AIM (Lafayette School Corp)
 American Red Cross
 Diabetic Youth Foundation of Indiana
 Habitat for Humanity
 Bauer Family Resources
 Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA)
 Lyn Treece Boys & Girls Club
 Mental Health America
 Mental Health America Day Shelter
 Trinity Mission
 Weed & Seed
 Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault (MESA)
 New Apostolic Church
 Lafayette Urban Ministries
 First United Methodist Church Furniture Bank

The website URL where information about the program is available:

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