|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
St. John's University, New York
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction
|0.25 / 0.25||
Earth Club President
Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:
A brief description of the program:
The Earth Club, in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, hosts a twice-yearly 'Swap Meet' where residents are encouraged to 'Freecycle' their unwanted belongings. Bins are set up in each building for collection over the course of 2 weeks and there is a 2-3 day period where students are invited to browse through the items, taking anything they want and can make use of.
Leftover items are distributed to charities with whom St. John's already has partnerships.
Also at the end of the Spring semester Sustainability Coordinators host a "Chuck it for charity" drive where residents that are moving out can donate unwanted clothes, shoes, bedding, canned or boxed food, etc. that is donated to various charities with whom St. John's already has partnerships.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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