Each spring, we provide a space for students to donate and swap items to prevent them from going to landfills.
Each year during finals week, we set up a large tent on Paisley Beach (between BPS and North). Students can bring their unwanted or unneeded items to drop off, and anyone can browse what’s been donated and find things to take home for themselves. (In 2019, cleaning staff found several items to donate to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico!) This tradition saves several tons of furniture, clothing, and other items from being thrown out each year.
The tent is managed and supervised by the Director of Sustainability, all of our Sustainability Fellows, and student volunteers. Want to get involved? Stop by our tent during finals week, keep an eye out for emails on how to volunteer, or apply to be a Waste Diversion Fellow!
Items to Donate
- Clothes and shoes
- Couches and other furniture
- Mini fridges
- TVs in working condition
- Unused notebooks and school supplies
- Anything else in good, working condition that you think another student could use!