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Sustainable Move-Out Diverts 3+ Tons from Trash

Emerson’s Eco Ambassador team led a Griff Gives Sustainable Move-Out that saved more than three tons of items from being thrown into the trash.

At six drop-off locations across campus, students donated clothing, furniture, appliances, houseware, books and some quirky items.

“We did get a giant stuffed Red Bull,” said Jennifer Lamy, associate director for Sustainability. “Mostly we got a LOT of clothing (including costumes!), bedding, and other dorm items.”

Donations went to several partner organizations. Items that can be used by incoming college students go to Grad Bag; clothing, books, and other housewares go to Goodwill; furniture and appliances go to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore; and all of the food and unopened personal care products find their new home in Emerson’s Student Success pantry.

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