Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
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STARS v1.0

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Christine Langlois
Assistant Director of Physical Plant for Maintenance and Operations
Physical Plant
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:

A brief description of the program:

The Ten Tons of Love project is where students from Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF give their gently used items to those in need at the end of each semester. The semi-annual program donates clothing, household items, cell phones, furniture, nonperishable food, books and school supplies. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to donate used items in good condition. In the spring of 2009, Ten Tons of Love collected 33 tons of food, clothing, housewares, shoes and books. 15 truckloads of furniture were also collected. Recipients of the donated items include Bethesda Temple Pentecostal Church, First English Food Pantry, Interfaith Works of CNY’s Center for New Americans, Mary Nelson’s Backpack Program, Northside Clothes Closet, Practical Assistance Program, Refugee Resettlement Program and Transitional Living Services. Last year, more than 1,000 individuals benefited from the drive. Drop-off locations include all SU residence halls, Archbold Gym, Hendricks Chapel, the Schine and Goldstein student centers, University College, the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services, and Moon Library on the ESF campus.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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