Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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Virginia Tech
ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Emily Schosid
Campus Sustainability Planner
University Planning
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Does the institution have a student-run enterprise, such as a cafe, through which students gain sustainable business skills?:
Yes

A brief description of the enterprise:

Ytoss is the YMCA at Virginia Tech's largest sustainability initiative. Each year, volunteers collect gently-used items during student move-out and make them available for sale during student move-in on Virginia Tech's campus. Profits support the YMCA Student Programs.

Since its inception in 2006, together with our partners and sponsors Ytoss has diverted more than 85 tons of gently used household items from the waste stream, engaged over 1000 community volunteers in service to students and families, generated over $50,0000 to support student-led programs that nurture the potential of youth and teens, improved the health and well-being of individuals and families, and inspired social responsibility throughout the New River Valley.


The website URL where information about the sustainable enterprise is available:

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