This story was originally shared in Tech Today on May 24th 2021, by Alan Turnquist, Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience. Please see Tech Today for the full story.
The first ever Husky Exchange Program collected over 3,000 items from students moving out of the residence halls this spring!
The Exchange Program successfully diverted over 2,000 pounds of waste from the landfill, and more than 1,000 of these items have already been donated to local food pantries and charities.
Remaining items will be donated or sold to students moving into the residence halls in August. Any funds raised will be used to seed a student “green fund” that will be used to promote future student-led sustainability efforts on campus.
A special thanks to the more than 20 volunteers who made this possible!
Extra thanks to Alan Turnquist for initiating the Exchange Program and to the Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability & Resilience for its support.